FAAN apologises for temporary power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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.”

FAAN apologises for temporary power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (video)
FAAN apologises for temporary power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (video)

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