Passengers Panic As Electrical Fault Throws Murtala Muhammed International Airport Into Darkness

MMIA (File photo)

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was on Thursday hit by a temporary power outage which affected the D Wing of the terminal.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said the power disruption was caused by a minor electrical fault.

Yakubu said: “FAAN wishes to inform the general public of a temporary power outage at the D Wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The outage is due to a minor electrical fault.

“Meanwhile, our engineers are already working to rectify the fault and normalcy will be restored soon.’’

She however explained that the outage did not affect flight operations at the nation’s busiest airport.

Yakubu said that FAAN remained committed to the safety and comfort of travellers at all times.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the MMIA was on Nov. 7, 2018 affected by a power outage lasting several hours which affected flight operations.

Aviation stakeholders had expressed concern over the ugly development and called on the Federal Government to create an independent power supply for the MMIA to befit its Category One status.

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