Again! Darkness As Electricity Grid Collapses

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The country has once again lounged into darkness on account of the nation’s electricity grid collapse.

In a statement, Oyebode Fadipe, general manager, corporate communications at the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), said the system collapse happened around 12:26pm on Wednesday, adding that the incident led to an interruption of power supply in Abuja and its environs.

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

Said Fadipe: “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.

“At the moment, only 20 megawatts (MW) have been allocated to AEDC as against the over 400MW that we have been receiving in recent times”.

In a message to its customers, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) also assured that power supply would be restored as soon as the the grid recovered from the collapse.

Informed the company: “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 grid often records partial or total collapse, which renders most homes in darkness. The grid collapsed in February and May, leading to a blackout across the country.

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