The Nigerian Federal Airports Authority has expressed regret for the power outage at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
Due to a power failure, the airport’s departure lounge in Lagos was plunged into darkness late Friday night, April 1.
The incident occurred as passengers were boarding, resulting in a delay.
During the interruption, a video captured at the airport shows an airport employee apologizing for the outage.
On the dimly lit lounge, passengers can be heard saying, “On candle nau.”
FAAN has issued a statement apologizing for the outage and explaining that it was caused by heavy rain.
The statement posted via its official Twitter account reads: “FAAN wishes to apologise to passengers and other airport users that witnessed a temporary power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at about 2315hours yesterday, April 1, 2022.
“The outage, which was as a result of yesterday’s rain, that came with very fierce winds and storms, a natural occurrence, affected one of our feeders, and consequently resulted in the temporary disruption of power supply at the D wing of the airport.
“However, our engineers quickly discovered the fault, and liaised with the Ejigbo duty/area control office of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria and together resolved the problem. Normalcy has since been restored at the affected area.”