Nigerians thrown into darkness as national grid collapses again

Another national grid failure in Nigeria has led to a nationwide blackout.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, claimed in a statement posted on its X account that the power outage in its franchise regions was caused by a technical breakdown from the national grid at 11:21 hours on Sunday.

“The Management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) wishes to inform its valued customers that the power outage being experienced is as a result of a system failure from the national grid at 11:21 hours today, 4th February, 2024, which has led to a nationwide power outage.

“Be rest assured that we are working with the relevant stakeholders to restore power as soon as the grid is stabilized,” the statement said.

The development comes after electricity supply dropped in parts of the country over constraints in gas supply to electricity generation companies.

In 2023, Nigerians experienced at least three nationwide blackouts on September 14, 19 and December 11.

News24 Nigeria recalls that barely two days ago, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, had begged Nigerians to be patient with the government over challenges facing the country’s power sector.

 

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