Economy

Blackout in Nigeria as power grid collapses

The national power grid has suffered another system collapse -this isnt the first time the collapse is happening within the quarter alone leading to untold hardship for not only businesses but households across the country.

The collapse occurred early in the afternoon on Wednesday, and was confirmed by two of the electricity distribution companies in the country.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, in a text message to its customers, said, “Dear customer, the present outage is due to a system collapse on the National Grid. TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria) assures us that supply will be restored shortly.”

The Head of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, Nura Shawai, said in a statement, “This is to kindly inform the general public of another system collapse based on information available to us. This occurred today 28/7/2021 at 12:20 pm, as the national grid was disrupted, resulting in national blackout.

“However, the grid controllers have assured that efforts towards restoring supply are in progress, promising speedy reconnection of Kano and other locations to the grid, as soon as the fault is rectified.”

Nigeria has an endemic electricity problem.

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