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National Power Grid Collapses Again




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Electricity distributors on Tuesday evening announced the collapse of the National power grid for the second time in 24-hours.

Naija News reports that this was made known by Eko Electricity and other power distributors.

“We would like to inform you of another system collapse on the National Grid which occurred at 5:10pm today,” Eko Electricity said in a statement.

We are monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates. Once again we apologise for the inconvenience.”

Recall that the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government summoned an emergency stakeholders meeting in the power sector over the low electricity generation.

Naija News reports that this is coming after the the collapse of the National power grid on Monday morning.

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

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

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.

It said that the system collapse affected supply in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and the Imo States.

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

Following the embarrassing collapse for the second time in 2022, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, summoned an emergency meeting to find a solution to the epileptic power supply across the country.

Sources at the power ministry told The PUNCH that the minister invited participants in the sector to the meeting to address the latest concern about the collapse of the grid.

Aliyu is reported to have told stakeholders to work together to stabilise electricity and shun the ongoing blame game among industry experts.

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