National grid collapses again as Nigeria is plunged into darkness


Nigeria has been plunged into darkness as the national grid, managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria has collapsed once again.

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The Abuja Electricity Distribution and the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC have confirmed the collapse of the national grid.

Both AEDC and EEDC confirmed the collapse of the national grid in separate statements on Monday, disclosing that the national grid collapsed at about 10:55 am.

AEDC’s statement reads: “Dear esteemed customer, please be informed that the current power outage is due to a system failure from the National Grid.

“The system collapsed at about 10:55am today, 26th September 2022, causing the outage currently being experienced.

“We appeal for your understanding as all stakeholders are working hard to restore normal supply. Thank you”.

The statement by EEDC reads: “The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a system collapse which occurred at 10:51am today, 26th September, 2022.

“This has resulted to the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network. Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.

“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo. Thank you.”

Announcing the development on Monday, the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, in a statement via its verified Twitter handle, said, “This is to inform you that the outage you are currently experiencing is due to the system collapse of the national grid, which occurred earlier today at 10:50hrs. This has affected the Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers. Kindly bear with us as we await the restoration of the grid.”

The Point reports that the national grid is collapsing for the seventh time in 2022.

The last national system collapse was recorded on June 13, 2022.