Nationwide blackout as power grid collapses again

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The national electricity grid of Nigeria has been reported to have collapsed again.

According to reports from Eko Electricity and other power distributors, there was zero generation from the grid on Monday morning.

Eko Distribution in their statement said: “Dear esteemed customer, we regret to inform you of a total system collapse on the national grid at 10:40 am today, leading to outages across our network.

“We are closely monitoring the situation with our TCN partners to determine the cause and a timeline for resolution.”

Kaduna Electricity also issued a statement apologizing to customers about the national grip collapse that started at about 10:40 a.m.

“We regret to inform you that the power outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to System Collapse of the National Grid which occurred at about 10:40 am.

“Power supply shall be restored as soon as the National Grid is powered back. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.”

The collapse comes as Nigerians are gripped by acute fuel and electricity shortages caused by the recent importation of adulterated petroleum products.

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Francis Ogwo
The young and goal driven writer and cinematographer started his journalism as a print journalist in Kaduna in 2005 writing for Kaduna Chronicles Newspapers, Liberator Newspapers where he became the South Bureau Chief. In 2008, he moved into TV production with an employment into Siverbird Television and Rhythm Fm as a Correspondent. He got certified by Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria(ITPAN) in 2009. After five years of hardwork and training, he was employed as Associate Producer, Moments With Mo and subsequently Producer, Playground on HipTV. Francis currently majors in documentaries and high profile scripts for news and movies. He is currently a Senior Contents Producer at News Central TV

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