The national electricity grid suffered a fresh system collapse on Monday, plunging the country into darkness.
Major electricity distribution companies (DisCos), in different notices to customers, said the national grid collapsed at about 11 am.
Announcing the development on Monday morning, the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, in a statement via its verified Twitter handle, said, “This is to inform you that the outage you are currently experiencing is due to the system collapse of the national grid, which occurred earlier today at 10:50hrs. This has affected the Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers. Kindly bear with us as we await the restoration of the grid.”
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc also announced system collapse, adding that the current blackout being currently experienced had affected the entire South-East.
They however said they are currently on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre, Osogbo.
Nigeria’s electricity grid has suffered more than 200 partial and total system collapses from January 2010 to June 2022.