Nigerians are in for another round of crisis following the collapse of the national grid today, the seventh such incident in 2022.
The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company announced in a statement via its verified Twitter handle that the outage consumers started experiencing from 10:50hrs were because of the collapse of the national grid.
It said the collapse has affected the Transmission Stations within its network and resulted in the loss of power supply to customers, even as it urged them to await the restoration of the grid.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc made a similar announcement, informing that the blackout had affected the entire South-Eastern part of the country. The announcement was made by its Head, Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, who also revealed that due to the development, all its interface Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stations are out of supply, and it was unable to provide service to customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States.
In its own announcement, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said the system collapsed at about 10:55 am, causing the widespread outage Abuja residents were currently experiencing. The system collapse comes barely two months after a similar incident on July 20 and an earlier one on June 13.