Lagos Airport Power Outage Caused by Electrical Spark, Quickly Resolved by FAAN

“Lagos Airport Power Outage Briefly Caused by Electrical Spark – FAAN”The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) announced on Friday that the power outage at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday was due to a minor wire spark.According to the Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, Obiageli Orah, FAAN explained that there was an electrical short circuit around 11:20 am at the E-arrival hall of the MMIA old terminal. However, this did not disrupt airport operations.The authority stated that the situation, which lasted only a few minutes, was quickly addressed by the engineering team, restoring normalcy.FAAN emphasized its commitment to passenger safety, highlighting its priority of maintaining a secure environment at the airport. The statement mentioned, “On March 7, 2024, at approximately 11:20hrs, a cable short circuit incident occurred at the E Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos old terminal, resulting in an electrical spark. The spark originated from the ceiling of the E arrival hall.””In response to the incident and to prevent any further escalation, the power supply to that section of the airport was immediately switched off. The engineering department promptly mobilised to identify the source of the spark, and the suspected cable was swiftly cut to stop the power flow.”The statement further reassured, “The safety and security of passengers and staff remain a top priority for Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The quick and effective response by our engineering department exemplifies our commitment to maintaining a safe and efficient airport environment.”Earlier reports had mentioned a power outage due to a fuse cut, which was resolved immediately.

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