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Nigeria In Darkness As National Grid Collapses Again

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Blackout As Electricity Grid Collapses Again

The nation was thrown into total power outage as the national electricity grid collapsed on Wednesday.

In a post on Twitter, Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKEDC), one of the two electricity distribution companies in Lagos, confirmed the collapse.

“This is to inform you that we experienced a system collapse at 13:58hrs today and this affected all customers on the IE network,” the tweet reads.

“However, we are pleased to confirm that supply has been restored to Alimosho, Ogba, and Alausa transmission stations at 14:47hrs. Please note that gradual restoration to other areas is currently ongoing. Thank you for your understanding.”

“Please note that gradual restoration to other areas is currently ongoing. Thank you for your understanding.

“For further information, kindly reach our customer service team on 01-7000250, 01-2272940 or send an email to [email protected]#IESERVE #CustomerFirst,” Ikeja electric added.

Also confirming the blackout, the head of corporate communication of Kaduna Electricity Distribution PLC, Abdulazeez Abdullahi said the collapse affected areas on it network including Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

In a similar tweet, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, the other disco in Lagos, said most areas on its network have been affected by the development.

“There has been a partial system collapse on the National Grid interrupting supply to most areas within our network. We are gathering updates on the situation and will provide them as available,” it reads.

“For now, please be assured that all stakeholders are working hard to make sure this is resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.”

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 national grid had collapsed in November 2020, coming months after it collapsed twice within 24 hours in January 2020.

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