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Nigeria’s electricity grid faces another system collapse, the third this year

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Nigeria’s national electricity grid encountered a significant system collapse, resulting in a widespread blackout across the country.

Multiple Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have confirmed the incident in separate statements released on Monday.

The head of corporate affairs at Jos Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo), Adakole Elijah attributed the current outage within its franchise states to a loss of power supply from the national grid.

According to Elijah, the disruption occurred in the early hours of Monday, April 15, 2024, leading to a loss of power supply on all feeders.

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Meanwhile, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) reported disruptions in its services, citing load shedding from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on several feeders in the Islands District.

Affected areas include Jubril Martins, Ajose Adeogun, Younis Bashorun, and others.

“We sincerely apologize for our inability to meet up with the required service level in the past 2 days,” Eko DisCo expressed regret in their statement, emphasizing ongoing efforts to address the situation promptly through collaboration with partners.

This incident marks yet another setback for Nigeria’s electricity grid, following previous collapses on February 4 and March 28, 2024.

As the nation grapples with recurrent challenges in its power infrastructure, stakeholders remain vigilant in seeking solutions to ensure stable and reliable electricity supply nationwide.

However, electricity supply has been restored in some part of Lagos under the control of Ikeja Electric, signally gradual rectification of the national grid.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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