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Nigeria faces second national grid collapse in 36 hours

 Nigeria faces second national grid collapse in 36 hours

Some parts of the country were on Tuesday thrown into darkness following another system collapse of the National Grid.

Mr Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric Plc, confirmed the development.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) also confirmed the partial collapse of the grid in a public notice.

The electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) said the collapse of the grid occurred at 5.10 p.m on Tuesday.

They said the collapse had disrupted power supply within their networks with their customers experiencing blackouts.

“Dear esteemed customers, we would like to inform you of another system collapse on the national grid which occurred at 5:10 p.m today (Tuesday).

“We are monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates.

Once again we apologise for the inconvenience,” Eko DisCo said in a statement.

On his part, Ofulue said Ikeja Electric had received notification of the collapse and was waiting for the grid to be restored.

Just like EKEDC, the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) also informed its customers in the south-east region of the country of another system collapse.

This was made public in a statement titled ‘Notice Of Another System Collapse’ signed by EEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh.

“The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of another system collapse which occurred at 5.10pm this evening, Tuesday, 15th March 2022,” it said. “This is coming barely 24 hours after the grid collapse experienced in the early hours of yesterday, Monday, 14th March 2022.

“As a result of this unfortunate development, all our outgoing feeders are out and supply to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States has been affected.

“We are currently on standby, awaiting further directive from the National Control Centre (NCC) for restoration of supply.”

In another tweet, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc (IBDEC) also assured its customers that it was monitoring the situation.

The collapse is happening barely 48 hours after the national grid collapsed at 10.40 a.m on Monday resulting in blackouts in some parts of the country.

Supply was, however, restored to the grid at 12.20 p.m by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

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