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Just In: Nation’s Power Grid Suffers Total Collapse



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Nigeria’s power grid on Friday and early Saturday morning experienced a total collapse, which resulted in total blackout across the country.

Naija News reports that the grid, which is managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has suffered system collapse over the years caused by a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.

In a post on its Twitter page, Eko Electricity Distribution Plc disclosed that the grid collapsed at 11:15 pm on Friday and 3:15 am on Saturday.

“At 2315hrs, we experienced a system collapse across all transmission stations. Supply was received at 0315hrs. Sadly, at 0438hrs, the system collapsed again. TCN and our team are working to restore supply. Kindly bear with us,” the Disco said.

Also, the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, announced to its customers via its Twitter handle that “there is a power outage in all our franchise states due to system collapse nationwide.

“We will provide an update shortly. Thank you for bearing with us.”

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.