• Wednesday, December 06, 2023
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Blackout as national grid collapses

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Blackout worsened in Nigeria 10:40 am, Monday after the national grid collapsed.
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the incident in a text message to its customers.

“Dear esteemed customer, a system collapse occurred on the national grid at 10:40 am today, leading to outages across our network. We are working on the situation with our TCN partners and will keep you updated.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.” the text message read.

Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric Plc, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Ofulue said that there was a report of system collapse at about 10.40 a.m. and it was restored at 12.20 p.m.

“Our customers were affected but supply has now been restored.”

According to NAN, electricity customers have been counting their losses as a result of the epileptic power supply to their homes and businesses.