The nation’s electricity grid has once again collapsed, leading to blackout across the country.
General Manager, Corporate Communications of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Oyebode Fadipe, disclsoed this in a statement on Wednesday.
According to Fadipe, the system collapse happened around 12:26pm on Wednesday.
He said the incident led to an interruption of power supply in Abuja and its environs.
Fadipe assured customers that power supply will be restored to the states within its franchise as soon as the firm receives significant improvement in energy allocation.
“We have been unable to serve our customers in Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa States as well as a significant portion of the entire Federal Capital Territory.
“At the moment, only 20 megawatts (MW) has been allocated to AEDC as against the over 400MW that we have been receiving in recent times,” he said.
Also, in a message to its customers, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) confirmed the system collapse, assuring that power supply would be restored as soon as the the grid recovers from the collapse.
“Dear customer, the present outage is due to a system collapse on the National Grid. TCN assures us that supply will be restored shortly,” the company said in a statement.
This is the third time the national grid will collapse this year. The grid collapsed in February and May, leading to blackout across the country.