Nigeria In Darkness As National Grid Collapses

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There is nationwide power outage following the collapse of the national electricity grid this Wednesday.

The spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah confirmed this, saying efforts were on to fully restore electricity on the grid.

The TCN appealed to Nigerians for patience, promising the restoration of electricity as soon as work was completed on the grid.

In a statement signed by Mbah and obtained by Science Nigeria, the TCN said: “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that at about 11.01 am today, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.

“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 am, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.

“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.

“TCN appeals for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining parts of the country.”

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