Technical glitches throw Abuja, Lagos residents into darkness


Some communities in Abuja, Lagos and Nasarawa are currently experiencing power outages due to technical glitches.

The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company on Tuesday said the service disruption was due to significant load restrictions across many of its transmission load centres.

According to the power distribution firm, the transmission stations affected include Oworo, Maryland, Itire, Isolo, Ogba, Alausa, Ejigbo, Alimosho and others.

“The current service disruption you are encountering is a result of significant load restrictions across many of our transmission load centres, particularly impacting:

“Oworo TS, Maryland TS, Itire TS, Isolo TS, Ogba TS, Alausa TS, Ejigbo TS, Alimosho TS, Ilupeju TS, Ayobo TS.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are actively collaborating with relevant stakeholders to restore normal operations,” the Ikeja DisCo said.

In the same vein, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company informed its customers in Nasarawa that they were in darkness after windstorms brought down transmission lines.

Also, some areas in the FCT were said to be in darkness due to a technical fault.

“This is to notify residents in Nasarawa State: Uke, Gidan Zakara, Gora, Auta-Baleifi, Tukur Farm, CS Farm, Masaka, Keffi GRA, Luvu, Dunamis Community 1&2, Dadin Kowa, Keffi and its environs that the power outage currently being experienced is due to damage to the lines serving these areas, caused by strong winds.