In the early hours of Thursday, Nigeria experienced a significant setback in its power supply as the national electricity grid suffered a total system collapse.
Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) across the country reported the grid’s collapse, which occurred around 12:40 a.m.
Ndidi Mbah, the spokesperson for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), confirmed the system collapse and assured the public that efforts were underway to restore it.
“It is a system collapse, but we are trying to restore it,” she said.
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This unfortunate incident marks the first time in over a year that Nigeria’s national electricity grid has experienced such a severe disruption.
The national grid is a critical infrastructure responsible for the distribution of electricity generated by power stations across the country.