Nigerians Experience Power Blackout as National Grid Collapses Again

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The national grid broke again on Friday, knocking off power in several Nigerian cities, including the Federal Capital Territory.

After protracted hours of interruption in several regions of the country, electricity distribution firms revealed the breakdown, the fifth this year.

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company said, “Dear Esteemed Customers, the management of Kaduna electric regrets to inform you that the current outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to a collapse of the national grid.”

The spokesperson of the company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi said, “The collapse occurred at about 18:29 this evening. Normal power supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is restored.

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We sincerely apologise for all inconveniences.”

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the collapse on Twitter late Friday Night.

Please be informed that there has just been a national grid collapse causing an outage in our franchise areas. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and appeal that you bear with us while we await restoration from the TCN. We regret all inconvenience caused,” it said.

The breakdown occurred at 6:30 p.m. throughout Jos Electricity Distribution Company’s distributing states of Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, and Plateau, according to Jos Electricity Distribution Company.

It said:
“Dear customers, there was a loss of supply as a result of the system collapse of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) about 6:30 p.m. across all our franchise states of Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, and Plateau.”

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company said, “Dear Esteemed Customers, a planned outage has been scheduled by our TCN partners for Saturday, April 9, 2022, between 9 am and 3 pm. This is to enable the TCN crew repair a wounded conductor between Tower #9 and #10 on the Ajah/Alagbon 330kV Line.”

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