Blackout as power grid suffers total collapse


Nigeria’s power grid experienced a total collapse for hours on Friday night, resulting in blackout across the country.

The news of the grid collapse was announced by some of the major electricity distribution companies (DisCos) nationwide.

This is reportedly the 11th time the grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has collapsed in 2019.

On Twitter, Eko Electricity Distribution Plc said the grid collapsed twice between Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Similarly, the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, tweeted about the system outage.

It is not yet clear the cause of the collapse but the DisCos have blamed the frequent collapses on poor protection equipment used for power transmission.


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