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Nigeria’s electricity grid suffer 3rd collapse since March 14, power outages across country

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By Samuel Bankole 

Nigeria’s electricity power grid for the third time in a month suffered a system collapse on Friday, according to a statement signed by the Minister of Power Media aide, Isa Sanusi on Saturday.

Since March 14, 2022, the grid had collapsed, three times, throwing the entire country into a blackout.

“We wish to notify the general public of the incidence of a system collapse which occurred at 1830hrs on April 8th, 2022 resulting in power outages in many parts of the country.

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“While a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote cause of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energised and supply restored to consumers.

“We wish to assure Nigerians that the Federal government is working assiduously to deliver on the much-needed reforms and investments, including SCADA, that are critical to improving the capacity and reliability of the national grid.

“This is in line with the Mr. President’s directives on closing infrastructure deficits in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy,” Sanusi said in the release he issued on behalf of the minister.

More than 20 hours after the national grid collapse, Ikeja Electric, the power distribution company serving major part of Lagos and its environs is yet to restore power supply.

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