- Lagos Airport Experiences Black Out
Activities at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport were last night paralysed following power outage as darkness enveloped the whole terminal.
An eyewitness account said the outage which lasted for about two hours, forced airlines to stop attending to passengers, the Nigerian Immigration Service stopped the assessment of passengers documents as facilitation came to abrupt stop.
Also passengers who arrived the airport had to stay back in the aircraft as there was no light in the arrival area of the airport.
Those who had arrived already at the baggage collection hall had to also wait as they hoped that electricity would be restored.
A source said that after waiting for sometime, the immigration officials resorted to manual examination of passengers documents as the airlines were chocked by time and had to leave to meet other connections at their destination.
At the arrival areas, there was a growing chaos as angry passengers became impatient to collect their bags.
“I came here more than one hour ago but there was no light then and there is no light now. I am at the E Wing but the D Wing is more chaotic because the passengers are getting agitated. The airlines are hoping that their passengers could be processed so the immigration officials are now resorting to manually check our documents. Nobody is telling us anything,” a passenger who was travelling in one of the airlines said.
However, when contacted, the General Manager, Public Affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said the light was restored, adding that the outage did not last long.