Grid Outage Throws Major Nigerian Cities Into Darkness

 

Yemisi Izuora

Major cities in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, has been thrown into darkness following national grid collapse.
Oriental News Nigeria reports that Lagos, the nation’s commercial nerve center was thrown into darkness shutting down major economic activities.
The outage reportedly occurred at about 12:26 pm today throwing the entire nation into darkness.
The occurrence according to spokesman of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Mr. Godwin Idemudia, threw the entire Eko Disco into darkness.
Idemudia said, ” We are on zero allocation. There is no supply here at all”.

As at 5pm Idemudia said supply was restored to Agbara TS with minimal load on 33KV feeders, but no supply yet at Ajah and Akangba Complex
Though, Felix Ofulue, spokesman of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IE, did not pick his calls, the entire Ikeja, Maryland and other adjoining communities under its franchise are still in darkness.

Oyebode Fadipe, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AED Plc.confirmed that the firm have been unable to serve its customers in Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa States as well as a significant portion of the entire Federal Capital Territory. “At the moment, only 20MW has been allocated to AEDC as against the over 400MW that we have been receiving in recent times.” he said, urging customers to be patient and promised that supply will be restored to its franchise area as soon as there is significant improvement in our allocation.

However, Fadipe later reported that significant improvement was noticeable at its 33KVA facility.
Mrs. Ndidi Mba, spokesperson for the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, could not confirm the development when contacted.

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