Blackout worsens as national grid collapses


The national grid managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria suffered a collapse on Wednesday.

The development has worsened the electricity blackout in parts of the country.

The collapse of the national grid reportedly occured about 11:01 am.

Two electricity distribution companies in the country had reportedly confirmed the development.

Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi confirmed the development in a statement.

The statement reads: “Dear esteemed customers, we regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states- is as a result of the collapse of the national grid.

“The collapse occured at about 11:01 O’clock this morning. Power supply shall be restored across our franchise as soon as the grid is restored by the Transmission Company of Nigeria team.”

Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc also confirmed the development, by sending SMS notifications to its customers.

Read the SMS notification: “Dear customer, there is a partial system collapse on the national grid. Our TCN partners are working to restore supply immediately. Please bear with us.”

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