The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Zone of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has spent over N120 million to repair the burnt injector sub-station at Maryland, Lagos, Mr. Chris Akamnonu, Chief Executive Officer of the zone, said in Lagos at the weekend.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sub-station was last Tueday gutted by fire.
Akamnonu, who inspected the burnt transmission sub-station in Maryland, however assured affected customers that power would be restored back fully with the replacement of the burnt equipment.
He also said the zone would do test run to confirm the effectiveness of the equipment.
To guard against a recurrence, he said PHCN management had constituted a six-man panel to look into the incessant burning of the sub-station.
“We want to assure affected customers that their supply will be restored back fully on Monday having reinstalled the damaged and burnt equipment. Because we value our customers, we have ensured that the sub-station is back on track within a week with over N120 million spent to restore back the transmission station,” he said.
“We use this medium to express the management’s gratitude to all our concerned customers who in their different capacities assisted us in fighting the inferno. We will equally appreciate their support in ensuring that they alert us whenever they observe strange occurrences in any of our sub-stations,’’ Akamnonu said.
NAN reports that affected areas were Ikosi, Ketu, Anthony, Maryland, Ikeja GRA, Ojota, Ogudu, Alausa, Onigbongbo, Awolowo Road, Mobolaji Bank Anthony way and its environs.