Thursday, 18 February 2021 05:24

Nationwide power outage as national grid collapses

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The national electricity grid has collapsed, leading to power outage across the country.

Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communication of Kaduna Electricity Distribution PLC, made the announcement on Wednesday.

In a post on Kaduna Electric’s Twitter handle, Abdullahi said the collapse affected areas on its network including Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

Ikeja Electric, one of the two electricity distribution companies in Lagos, also confirmed the development.

It said the collapse occured around 2:00pm affecting homes and businesses on its network.

“This is to inform you that we experienced a system collapse at 13:58hrs today and this affected all customers on the IE network,” the tweet reads.

“However, we are pleased to confirm that supply has been restored to Alimosho, Ogba, and Alausa transmission stations at 14:47hrs. Please note that gradual restoration to other areas is currently ongoing. Thank you for your understanding.”

In a similar tweet, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, the other disco in Lagos, said most areas on its network have been affected by the development.

“There has been a partial system collapse on the National Grid interrupting supply to most areas within our network. We are gathering updates on the situation and will provide them as available,” it reads.

“For now, please be assured that all stakeholders are working hard to make sure this is resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.”

This is not the first time the national electricity grid will collapse as a similar incident was recorded in November.

The development came months after the national grid collapsed twice within 24 hours in January 2020.

 

The Cable