The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said that the ongoing construction at the new international terminal of the Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos is responsible for the incessant power outage at the airport.
FAAN however warned that there could be more disruptions as the agency plans to find a lasting solution to the power cuts.
The agency, through its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Yakubu Dati, said electric cables buried underground that provided electricity at the airport were inadvertently excavated by construction workers at the location where the new terminal is being built.
“Preliminary reports indicate the cause of the outage was the damage of two 11 KVA underground cables located within the construction premises of the new international terminal. Our engineers are urgently rectifying the problem.
“However, FAAN will relocate those cables out of the construction site to prevent re-occurrence and we crave your indulgence while that is being done. The Authority apologises for the inconvenience caused to airlines, passengers and the general public,” Dati said.
“Once we move the cables from the construction site, we are sure we would have stable electricity supply at the airport, but to permanently meet the growing demand and in view of the rapid and continuous increase of activities in the near future, we are installing the 500 KVA transformer,” Dati added.