Blackout As Power Grid Collapses Seventh Time In 2022

Nigeria’s power grid has collapsed again for the seventh time this year, leaving customers in parts of the country in total darkness.

Making the announcement on its Twitter page, Ikeja Electric Distribution Company, attributed the outage experienced by its customers to the collapse.

Ikeja Electric wrote: “Dear Esteemed Customer, this is to inform you that the outage you are currently experiencing is due to the system collapse of the national grid, which occurred earlier today at 10:50hrs. This has affected the Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers.

“Kindly bear with us as we await the restoration of the grid.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc also reported the system collapse, stating that the blackout currently being experienced had affected the entire South East.

The announcement contained in a statement by the power distribution company issued in Enugu on Monday was signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh.