Major cities in Nigeria including the nation’s capital Abuja, Lagos, Kano and other States, are experiencing blackout as the national grid collapsed again, for the 6th time in 2022.
Various electricity distribution companies across the country informed their customers of the development in notices.
At least three Distribution Companies, DISCOs, confirmed the development via their respective social media handles, informing their customers of the situation in their respective domains.
They include Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc, AEDC, and Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO.
Ikeja Electric said the national grid collapsed at 10:50am on Monday, 26th September, 2022. “This has affected the Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers”, the notice reads in part.
Eko Electricity Distribution Company also stated, “We regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National Grid at precisely 10:52 am. Presently all our injection substations are out of supply.
“We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience”.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc released a similar statement but said the grid collapsed in the nation’s political capital at 10:55am.
The Benin Electricity Distribution Company announced that the national grid collapsed at 10:51am, causing disruption to power supply in the coverage area which include Delta, Edo, Ekiti, and Ondo.
Also, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc said the system collapse caused outage in the entire South-East states of Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo, and Ebonyi.
Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, confirmed the collapse of the grid on Monday, 26th September, 2022.
The discos all apologised to their customers over the development and assured them that power will return once the grid is restored.
Story: Asma’u Sani
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