Power outages hit Abuja, Kano, Lagos others as national grid collapses again

Oredola Adeola

For the third time in less than a month, the Nigeria electricity grid has again collapsed resulting in outages in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and other parts of the country from Friday into the early hours of Saturday, April 9.

The recurring grid collapse was confirmed on official handles of all the major electricity distribution companies including Abuja, Eko and Kaduna and other DisCos.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company said the grid collapse affected its entire network.

“Good evening everyone. We regret to inform you that the current outage affecting our entire network is due to system collapse,” EKEDC stated.

EKEDC however noted that the Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN)  is working to resolve it as soon as possible.

In another development, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company(AEDC) claimed, “Please be informed that there has just been a national grid collapse causing an outage in our franchise areas.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appeal that you bear with us while we await restoration from the TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria). We regret all inconvenience caused.”

AEDC in an appeal to its customers asked them to bear with the firm.

Kano Electricity Distribution Company(KEDCO) in a tweet also said, “We write to inform our numerous customers in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa States that the current power outage is due to a system collapse on the National Grid.

“Which as a result causes the current power outage on our network. We sincerely apologise for any inconveniences this may cause to our customers.

EnergyDay in March reported two different cases of the electricity grid collapsing amidst an energy crisis that affected the entire country.

Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission  Company of Nigeria(TCN) was not available for reaction as at press time.

However TCN had prior to this issued a statement confirming routine maintenance in its substations across the affected DisCos network.

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