Nigeria Thrown Into Total Blackout As Grid Crashes To Zero

Nigeria Thrown Into Total Blackout As Grid Crashes To Zero
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The entire country is currently suffering another blackout as the Country has been thrown into another massive blackout which followed the massive crashing of the Nigerian electricity grid.

Africa Daily News, New York had learnt that the national gridline had crashed to zero megawatts on Wednesday after it developed a fault.

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This blackout is one of many which is coming a few weeks after a similar collapse occurred on June 12 and just 20 days after the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had activated a partial contract order for the Nigerian electricity market to guarantee 5,000MW and at least 4,000MW.

The grid went blank for the fifth time in 2022 at about 12 noon on Wednesday.

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company made this known in a text message forwarded to its customers.

The text reads, “Dear customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the national grid at precisely 11:27 am today, Wednesday, July 20.

“We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and a possible restoration timeline”.

The Federal Government on Wednesday, declared that it has solved the power outage being experienced across the country following Tuesday’s blackout.

Meanwhile, the apex government blamed pipeline vandalisation, grid collapses among other challenges as causes of the recurrent nationwide blackout.

The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, made this disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

‘We have recovered the grid now. The grid is back and we are trying to get more megawatts to push on the grid. We have set up small committees all geared towards getting more megawatts to put on the grid,‘ he told reporters.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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