The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development
in a statement on its Twitter page which was obtained by the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
“There was system disturbance which occurred at about 12.34 p.m affecting some parts of the country.
“As at 1:10 p.m, supply was restored to Abuja and most parts of the
affected areas. TCN is still working to completely restore and stabilise
the nation’s grid,” it said.
Ikeja Electric (IE) which also confirmed the grid collapse in a
statement on its Twitter account, said another collapse of the grid
occurred at 2.15 p.m after the previous incident.
“Dear customers, the outage you are experiencing is due to a system
collapse of the grid which occurred this afternoon at 12:36 p.m. All
parts of IE’s network are affected.
“Another system collapse was recorded at 2.15 p.m today. Restoration
efforts are ongoing. Kindly bear with us,” the electricity distribution
NAN reports that the national grid collapsed more than 10 times in 2019.