Nigeria shuts off electricity to the Niger Republic due to the coup


As part of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) attempts to restore democracy in that country, Nigeria has cut off the daily supply of 150 megawatts (MW) of energy to Niger.

TCN, which was directly engaged in the transmission of power on Tuesday night, was responsible for the disconnect.

When Vanguard contacted many times yesterday, TCN’s managing director and CEO, Engr. Sule Abdulaziz, remained silent.

However, an organization source who wished to remain anonymous said: “It is true that Niger was unplugged from the national grid yesterday night on the direction of the administration. Previously, 150 MW of electricity from Nigeria was sent to Niger.

Military intervention in Niger ‘last resort’, says Defence Chiefs

Meanwhile, Military chiefs from the ECOWAS regional bloc on Wednesday said a military intervention in junta-ruled Niger was “the last resort”.

“(The) military option is the very last option on the table, the last resort, but we have to prepare for the eventuality,” said Abdel-Fatau Musah, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.

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