Nigerians are to experience blackout as the national power grid suffered another system collapse on Wednesday.
It was gathered that the collapse occurred at about 11:01 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
This was confirmed in a message by the Kaduna Electric on Twitter, signed by the Head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi.
We regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise- Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states- is as a result of the collapse of the national grid.”
The electricity body also said that the power shall be restored soon.
Power supply shall be restored across our franchise as soon as the grid is restored by the Transmission Company of Nigeria team.
Similarly, Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc, covering the base of corporate Nigeria in Lagos said to its customers via text message:
Dear customer, there is a partial system collapse on the national grid. Our TCN partners are working to restore supply immediately. Please bear with us.
A statement by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the collapse of the Shiroro and Delta generating stations.
Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said there is ongoing effort to fully restore electricity on the grid.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that at about 11.01 am today, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 am, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.
This is not the first time the national electricity grid will collapse as a similar incident was recorded in February 2021, months after a similar incident was recorded in November 2020.