Blackout In Lagos, Abuja, Others As National Grid Collapses Again

The national electricity grid collapsed again on Friday evening, making it the third time the grid had collapsed within the space of one month, plunging the nation into darkness again.

Some power distribution companies confirmed the development in separate messages on Friday evening.

The fresh collapse sparked outrage among Nigerians, particularly on Social Media.

In a tweet, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) announced the development and urged Nigerians to be patient.

“Hello, 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. We regret all inconvenience caused,” AEDC tweeted.

Also, the management of Kaduna Electricity in a statement signed by Abdulazeez Abdullahi, its head of Corporate Communication, said, it “regrets to inform you that the current outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to a collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 18:29 pm this evening.”

It added that normal power supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is restored.

The latest collapse, the third in less than a month, came despite assurances by the Federal Government that it has taken steps to address the problem.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) who manages the grid had last month said it had developed an alternative ways of managing the grid.

TCN had stated that its “in-house engineers have deployed a stop-gap solution to improve grid monitoring and acquisition of data from remote stations (power stations and transmission substations) to the National Control Centre. This was achieved by utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT) solution, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) by using various Internet Service Providers (ISP).

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

One Response to “Blackout In Lagos, Abuja, Others As National Grid Collapses Again”

  1. National grid will always collapsed,so far it has collapsed so many times
    Why won’t it collapsed,when the economy is in comatose,the president is in induced coma,the national assembly is undergoing hibernation.
    It’s a shame to this country that after how many year we still can’t get things right.
    Nah God go punish all this bad politicians 🙄😏😠

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