Power Restored After Nationwide Grid Collapse In Nigeria

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

Nigeria experienced a nationwide power outage for some hours after the country’s electrical grid failed due to outbreak, authorities and the nation’s electricity distribution companies reported.

The grid has collapsed multiple times in recent years, and the latest outage on Thursday affected all of Nigeria’s 36 states including the Federal Capital city of Abuja before electricity was restored in all the zones of the country.

A fire in one of the country’s power plants led to “sharp drops in frequency” and resulted in grid failure early Thursday, said the minister of power Adebayo on Twitter handle.

“The fire has been fully arrested, and over half of the connections are now up and the rest will be fully restored in no time,” Adebulu said Thursday afternoon.

Earlier, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), which supplies electricity to southeastern Nigeria, announces a “total system” collapse statement.

“Due to this development, … the company spokesperson Emeka Ezeh apologises to customers for the power outage as the time been.”

“Power supply shall be restored as soon as the national grid is powered back,” the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, which supplies power to parts of northern Nigeria especially Northwest, said in a statement earlier in the day.

Grid power supply is erratic in Nigeria, a major oil and gas producer, forcing households and businesses to use diesel and petrol generators.

In 2022, Nigeria’s grid collapsed severally, which authorities blamed on technicalities.

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