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Breaking: Power Outage at Lagos Airport Lasts for More than 2 Hours (VIDEO)

Power supply outage at the domestic wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos has lasted more than two hours, Friday, laments passengers.

Videos of the outage were exclusively sent to WIRED Nigeria by a passenger frustrated by the situation.

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One of the passengers waiting at the airport at the time of the outage told WIRED Nigeria that his flight with Air Peace from Lagos to Abuja has been delayed for hours and the airport staff have vacated their seats to avoid questioning.

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Power supply returned to the airport after two hours but the air conditioners were not working making the place very uncomfortable for travellers.

Nigerian power issues date back to decades of dilapidated infrastructure and corruption.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, recently, disclosed that the Federal Government has succeeded in increasing power generation from 4,000 megawatts to 8,100MW over the past three years.

A claim many Nigerians say does not reflect in the daily power supply they get in their homes. But the government say the effect of this increase in generation has not translated significantly to better service to the consumer due to distribution challenges.

Over 2000 MW of power is not taken up by the DISCOS for distribution to consumers largely because of problems they experience in  collection of tariff, but one of the reasons for this is the fact that the DISCOS have not invested significantly in metering.

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