On Wednesday, the national power grid experienced yet another system failure.
According to Peoples Translator Nigeria News, the collapse occurred at about 11:01 a.m. on Wednesday.
This was reported in a tweet from Kaduna Electric, signed by the company’s Head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi.
“We regret to inform you that the ongoing power outage affecting our franchise states of Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara is the result of a national grid failure.”
The electricity authority also stated that power would be restored as soon as possible.
“Power supply will be restored through our franchise as soon as the Transmission Company of Nigeria team restores the grid,” they tweeted.
Similarly, Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc, which serves the corporate Nigeria base in Lagos, sent a text message to its customers saying, “Dear customer, there is a partial system failure on the national grid.” Our TCN partners are working hard to restore supply as soon as possible. Please be patient with us.”
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) spokesperson could not be reached for comment on the development right away.
This is not the first time the national power grid has failed; a similar incident occurred in February 2021, months after a similar incident occurred in November 2020.