Darkness Engulfs Nigeria As National Grid Collapses Again

Nigeria experienced its sixth national grid collapse of 2024 on Saturday, July 6th, plunging the country into darkness. The Nigerian System Operator’s portal reported that the collapse occurred at 3 pm and had not been restored as of the time of reporting.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) confirmed the outage, stating that all its interfaces with Transmission Company of Nigeria stations were out of supply.

EEDC Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, announced that the company was unable to provide services to customers across five states in the Southeast.

The DisCo is awaiting detailed information on the collapse and restoration plans from the National Control Centre in Osogbo, Osun State.

This incident marks the latest in a series of grid failures that have plagued Nigeria’s power sector in recent years, highlighting the urgent need for infrastructure upgrades and improved maintenance.

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