Nigeria experiences first blackout of year as national grid collapses
The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development in a statement on its Twitter page on Thursday.
“There was system disturbance which occurred at about 12.34 p.m affecting some parts of the country.
Ikeja Electric (IE) which also confirmed the grid collapse in a statement on its Twitter account, said another collapse of the grid occurred at 2.15 p.m after the previous incident.
“Dear customers, the outage you are experiencing is due to a system collapse of the grid which occurred this afternoon at 12:36 p.m. All parts of IE’s network are affected.
“Another system collapse was recorded at 2.15 p.m today. Restoration efforts are ongoing. Kindly bear with us,” the electricity distribution company said.
Recall that the national grid collapsed more than 10 times in 2019.