The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IE) has disclosed why some communities under its distribution in Lagos State are currently not enjoying power supply. The distribution company attributed the ongoing power outage to heavy rainfall which has destroyed some of its equipment.
Head of Corporate Communications, IE, Felix Ofulue, disclosed on Tuesday, that the night rainfall affected its operations, leading to blackout.
Ofulue said in a statement that; “Ikeja Electric wishes to inform you that the current outage is due to the destruction of our Abule Tailor 33kv line , Ipaja 11kv line and Amikanle 11kv line by the heavy rain on Monday night.
“Kindly bear with us as we will find lasting solutions to this.
“IE highly regrets any inconveniences caused by this outage,” he added.
“Power supply to the affected areas would be restored shortly as maintenance teams are already effecting repairs.”
This ccame after the company had announced a planned one-month interruption in power supply to some areas within its network effective from March 6 to April 4 to carry out some maintenance of the affected facilities.