On Tuesday, a fire completely destroyed the injection substation of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in Idumagbo, Lagos Island.
In a statement released on Tuesday in Lagos, Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications EKEDC, claimed that the fire outbreak has caused the electricity supply to customers in the Idumagbo and Ajele areas to be disrupted.
One of the 15MVA power transformers inside the substation, according to him, caught fire at 3 o’clock and caused the incident.
Part of the statement read:-
“This is to inform our dear customers in Lagos Island that a 15MVA power transformer at our New Idumagbo Injection Substation caught fire at 3pm on Tuesday.
“We’ll 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.”
Idemudia noted that the DisCo’s technical and safety teams are investigating and assessing the situation to determine the cause of the fire.
He urged customers affected by the fire outbreak to bear with them, adding that arrangements are being made to restore power to them from another source.