Looming black out as electricity grid collapses again.


The country is expected to face another round of blackout as the nation’s electricity grid collapsed has once again

The news of the collapse grid was made public in a statement by Oyebode Fadipe, general manager, corporate communications at the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), who said the system collapse happened around 12:26pm on Wednesday.

In the statement, the incident led to an interruption of power supply in Abuja and its environs.

Fadipe however assured customers that power supply will be restored to the states within its franchise as soon as the firm receives significant improvement in energy allocation.

“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,” Fadipe said.

“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 the same vein, in a message to its customers, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) also assured that power supply will be restored as soon as the 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 in text message.

It would be recalled m that the grid usually records partial or total collapse renderings most homes in darkness.

The recent grid collapsed happened in February and May leading to a blackout across the country.

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