National Grid: 7th Collapse in 7 Months

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CEM REPORT | The Eko Electricity Distribution Company has informed it’s customers that the national grid has once again collapsed.

The company said the collapse occurred at around 11.27am, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 and has led to a general blackout.

The company made the announcement via its official twitter handle noting that the cause of the collapse and restoration time-line is yet to be ascertained.

‘’Dear Customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National grid at precisely 11:27am today, Wednesday, July 20th. We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and a possible restoration timeline.

‘’We will keep you updated on the situation.’’

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, in its announcement added that, although there was a scheduled maintenance by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on certain transmission station.

“Dear Esteemed Customers, a planned outage has been scheduled by our TCN partners for Wednesday, July 20th 2022, between 10 am and 5 pm. This is to carry out annual preventive maintenance on Lekki/Aja 330KV Line Bay and TR1-300MVA 330/132/33kV Transformer at the Lekki Transmission Station.

Please bear with us as it is required to improve our services in your area. Thank you for your understanding.”

This is the seventh case of national grid collapse, in seven months this year that has left the nation in blackout.

Nigeria’s epileptic electricity supply uas continued to stand as major challenge to many businesses in the country.

CEM reported on the plans of Labour Party Presidential Candidate Peter Obi and Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar, to revamp the electricity sector of the country.

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said nothing about electricity.

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