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Blackout As National Power Grid Collapses Again


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Some part of Nigeria was on Sunday thrown into total darkness at 11: 00 am as the nation’s power grid collapsed again.

Naija News reports that the grid, which is being managed by the federal government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria (TUC), has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.

The latest collapse of the national grid was disclosed on Sunday afternoon by two of the power distribution companies in the country, Kaduna Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company.

In a post on Twitter, Kaduna Electric said, “We regret to inform you that the loss of power supply in our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 11:26 am this morning.

“Supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is back up. We regret all inconveniences.”

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In a message to its customers, EKEDC wrote: “Dear customer, there is a system collapse on the national grid. Supply will be restored as soon as the issue is resolved. Apologies for the inconvenience.”

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