Nigerian In Darkness As National Grid Collapses (Read Full Details)


The national electricity grid has broken down again and it was reported that this is the eleventh time the collapse of the grid would be throwing the entire country into a blackout in the year 2019.

The grid was said to have collapsed twice within a space of five hours. According to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, the system first collapsed on Friday, November 8, 2019, around 11 pm. One hour after supply was received, the system collapsed again at 4:38 am on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company also acknowledged the collapse of the system in a tweet on Saturday, when residents of the Federal Capital Territory took to the social media to report blackout in their areas. The Ikeja and Jos electricity distribution companies have also apologized to their customers over the current interruption in electricity power supply.

All this Grid Collapses started in January when the system broke down four times and once each in February and April. In May, It was reported that the national grid collapses twice in 24 hours and the collapsed interrupted power supply to its franchise areas of Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger and the Federal Capital territory. 

The collapse also occurred on 30th of June, a fire outbreak at a power substation in Benin, Edo state, led to the total collapse of the national grid. Some parts of the country were also thrown into darkness for hours on August 30, following the collapse of the national grid. Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has, however, assured Nigerians that effort is being made to restore the power gradually.

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