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Blackout Looms In Lagos, Seven Other States As National Grid Collapses Again

 

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No fewer than eight states including Lagos will again experience blackouts, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company confirmed.

This is as the national grid collapsed for the second time in 2022, Naija News reports.

The states affected include Lagos, Enugu, Kaduna, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and the Imo States, among others.

Nigerians have been lamenting the poor supply of electricity in the last few months.

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While the issue persists, EEDC in a terse text to its customers on Monday said that the system collapse occurred on the national grid at 10:40 am today.

Dear esteemed customer, a system collapse occurred on the national grid at 10:40 am today, leading to outages across our network.

“We are working on the situation with our TCN partners and will keep you updated. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused,” the text message read.

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Meanwhile, Kaduna Electricity had also confirmed the grid collapse to its customers, assuring that power would soon be restored.

We regret to inform you that the power outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to System Collapse of the National Grid which occurred at about 10:40 am,” the firm said.

Power supply shall be restored as soon as the National Grid is powered back. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience,” the text message added.

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Also briefing its customers about the pressing issue, the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC said that the system collapse affected supply in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and the Imo States.

The notice signed by EEDC Head, Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, read, “The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers in the South East of a general system collapse which occurred this morning, Monday, 14th March 2022 at 10:40 am.

“This is the reason for the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.

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“Consequently, all our outgoing feeders are out and supply to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and the Imo States are affected by this development.”