Blackout Looms as Nigeria’s Power Grid Collapses Again

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The national grid has collapsed again, leading to power outage in parts of the country.

This was announced on Sunday afternoon by two of the power distribution companies in the country, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, and Kaduna Electric.

The power distribution company 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.”

In a text message sent to its customers, Eko Electricity Distribution Company said, “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.”

The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years.

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