Some electricity consumers in Idumagbo and Ajele areas of Lagos Island will experience power outage for a while, as the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced a fire incident at its injection substation the area affecting electricity supply to the neighbourhood.
The incident, according to the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, occurred earlier Tuesday around 3 pm when one of the 15MVA power transformers inside the substation caught fire.
Idemudia said: ‘This is to inform our dear customers in Lagos Island that a 15MVA power transformer at our New Idumagbo Injection Substation caught fire around 3 pm today. We would like to thank the firefighters who quickly responded to our call and arrested the situation to prevent the spread of the fire and further damage.’
He further explained that the Disco’s technical and safety teams are currently assessing the situation and investigating to identify the cause of the fire
He appealed to customers whose supply was affected by the fire outbreak to bear with the company and assured them of interim arrangements to restore power to them from another source.