8 easy ways to survive the 1-month power outage in Ikeja and environs

Posted on March 06 2017 , at 01:18 pm
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There’ll be a one-month power outage in Ikeja

3 days ago Ikeja Electric (IE) announced that there would be one-month power outage in the following areas:

Ojodu, Magodo, Alausa, Oke-Afa, Bolorunpelu, Egbe, Igando, Shasha, Ipaja, Alimosho, Agege, Egbeda, Abesan, Ayetoro, Abule-Taylor, Ogba, Ifako, Somolu, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Ogudu, Isheri-Olowora, Berger, Anthony and Otta.

IE will cut power to these areas to enable maintenance work.

READ: Ikeja Electric announces one-month power outage, 25 communities affected

While the reign of darkness would commence today, March 6 and last till April 4, let’s show you eight ways to survive the times.


Get a coal iron

It’s as old as the world

There is no pride in using this old tool. It’s been saving lives since the 1900s and we bet it’ll do so in the coming month.


Bring all your rechargeable appliances to your place of work

Especially in this age staying offline is akin to starvation

You can as well buy an extra power extension if you please – at least enough to plug in your power bank, laptop, torchlight, mini rechargeable fan (you can hide it under your desk) and all else you need to top up.


Change your wardrobe to T-shirts (at least for the next one month)

You can look this simple (if your kind of job allows it)

You can do casual Tee’s that need no ironing – and maybe two pairs of jeans added to your collection.


And for strict office workers, become best friends with a laundry guy that doesn’t work in Ikeja

This way you don’t have to spend as much – make him see reasons why he should give you discounts. And this is because you’ll be patronizing him more this time around.


Spend more time at work

Relax… have intelligent coversations with your colleagues

Where do you think you’re rushing to after close of business? Do you have power at home? Oh you wanna rush home to go hear loud generator sounds?

Spend some time at work, relax, learn new things, educate yourself.


Always warm your food before leaving your house

Photo: KokoFeed

This time around you wouldn’t be leaving the fridge on like you normally do and that is if your generator is not as powerful.


No power to pump water? Try rub and shine

Like a university undergraduate in their hostel

Bet we’ve all tried it at some point. Get a bag of pure water, cleanse all the necessary parts that needs to be, use good deodorant (smell nice) and you’re good to go.


Buy enough petrol for storage in case of rainy days.

If fuel isn’t gold right now, it will be diamond in the coming month

This will be vital for salary earners… After all you just got paid, so you might want to use a part of your money in storing petrol.

Store properly though, to avoid stories that touch.

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