Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed for the first time in the year 2020 thereby plunges the country into darkness.
According to a tweet by Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), the present outage is affecting all TCN system on the grid.
“Dear Customer, present outage affecting all is a TCN System Disturbance on the grid. Power to be restored as soon as available. Dear Customer, the outage which occurred at 1237hrs is due to a TCN system collapse affecting Lekki, Ibeju & environs. The team is working to restore power. Please, bear with us,” it stated.
The system was said to have collapsed around 12:37 on Thursday resulting in a power outage in some parts of the country.
The grid collapsed more than 10 times in 2019, causing power failure across the country.
In a telephone with the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Gur Mohammed, he stated that it wasn’t a nationwide collapse but partial collapse with power supply in some part of the country.
According to him, “it is not a nationwide collapse but a partial collapse. We are supplying electricity to Port Harcourt and its environs. And we are working on restoring electricity supply to the affected regions.”