NUEE Laments Incessant Grid Collapses in Nigeria

-By Victoria Opeyemi

As at the last count, Nigeria has experienced about six grid collapses since the beginning of 2022 in a development that has continued to impact negatively on livelihood among citizens in the country.

The state of electricity in the country is nothing to write home about as Nigerians wondered where else they can look up to government for any intervention and responsibility.

Incidents of system collapses is in a chain and if the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is not functioning well, it may result in system collapse.

According to Comrade Joe Ajairo, General Secretary of National Union of Electricity Employee (NUEE), “If there is no generation or not enough to sustain the frequency there will be system collapse and if the Distribution Company of Nigeria (DisCos), the way they are operating, refuse to pick load without generation, they can’t take it. The system will collapse.”

Worried by this development, members of NUEE have also join other critical stakeholders in the electricity sector to condemn the incessant grid collapses in the country.

Ajairo stated further: “The power sector will continue to nosedive, it will continue to get bad by the day because if you look at all we need to do that we have not done and who is to do it, that’s where the problem lies.”

The union while calling on the government to intervene in the challenges facing the sector within the next 14 days, warned against any action that may further worsen the already bad state of the electricity sector in Nigeria.


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