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Blackout As Electricity Grid Collapses Again

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Blackout As Electricity Grid Collapses Again

The nation’s electricity grid has once again collapsed and has led to a blackout across the country, Naija News reports.

According to a statement released by the spokesman of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Oyebode Fadipe, the system collapse happened around 12:26pm on Wednesday.

Fadipe noted that collapse has led to the loss of power supply in Abuja and its environs, assuring customers that power supply will be restored to the states within its franchise as soon as possible.

The statement reads: “We have been unable to serve our customers in Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa States as well as a significant portion of the entire Federal Capital Territory.

“At the moment, only 20 megawatts (MW) has been allocated to AEDC as against the over 400MW that we have been receiving in recent times.”

In a message to its customers, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) also assured that power supply will be restored as soon as the grid recovers from the collapse.

“Dear customer, the present outage is due to a system collapse on the National Grid. TCN assures us that supply will be restored shortly,” the company said.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.