FAAN officials at the inauguration of the power substation at Ibadan Airport. Photo:Nosa Aituamen/Radio Nigeria
The Federal Government has upgraded the Ibadan Airport electrical substation to 33KVA to boost power supply.
A statement by the airport management said the project was initiated and sponsored by the FAAN management.
The Ibadan Airport Manager, Ojo Afolabi, while inaugurating the dedicated power line project on behalf of FAAN Managing Director, Kabir Muhammed Yusuf, said the upgrade of the Airport electrical substation was a laudable one that would ensure regular power supply and drastically reduce diesel consumption.
He voiced appreciation to FAAN’s Management for sponsoring the substation project to Ibadan Airport, adding that regular power supply was an essential mechanism for smooth running of airport operations.
The Airport Manager disclosed that the newly-installed substation was capable of supplying 15 hours constant power supply to the airport, and appealed to Ibadan Electric Distribution Company (IBEDC) to provide power to the airport during operation hours.
Before now, power was supplied to the airport by an 11KVA, subjecting the airport to erratic power supply with huge dependance on a diesel-powered generator as the main electricity source.
The recent upgrade to 33 KVA industrial supply will boost Airport operations capable of supplying power for duration ranging from 8 to 20 hours daily, depending on the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) electrical allocation.
Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor