National Grid Collapse Plunges Nigeria into Darkness

Nigerians experiences a nationwide blackout on Thursday morning due to a major breakdown in the national grid system.

This critical infrastructure is managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), headquartered in Osogbo, Osun State.

Several Distribution Companies across the nation confirmed the grid’s collapse during the early hours of Thursday, leaving most of their feeders inactive.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) issued a statement, noting that a “total system collapse” occurred at 12:40 a.m. on Thursday.

Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications for EEDC, expressed, “This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.”

Consequently, the distribution company reported that all its interface TCN stations had been deprived of supply. As a result, they would be unable to serve customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States.

EEDC further stated, “We are on standby, awaiting detailed information on the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo.”

Meanwhile, Ndidi Mbah, General Manager of Public Affairs at TCN, assured the public that updates regarding the situation would be provided soon.

The nation remains in anticipation of the resolution of this widespread power outage.

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