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Blackout hits nigeria as national grid collapses

Again! Nigerians are currently experiencing a major black out across the country following the collapse of the

Nigeria Electricity System otherwise called the National grid.

For the past two days, the economic capital Lagos State, Kano and other major cities have been thrown into a major blackout.

It was gathered that the collapse, which occurred on Tuesday has extended till Wednesday as electricity users could not access it.

As at Wednesday evening, some electricity users were seen opting for alternative power supply in their respective domain.

This was confirmed in separate messages issued by two major electricity distribution companies to their customers in relation to the situation.

They said, “We regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid,” Kaduna Electric said on Twitter.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc, in a text message to its customers, said, “Dear customer, there is a partial system collapse on the national grid. Our TCN partners are working to restore supply immediately. Please bear with us.”

The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.

Spinning reserve is the generation capacity that is online but unloaded and that can respond within 10 minutes to compensate for generation or transmission outages.

However, residents have expressed their displeasure over the situation.

At press time, the blackout persists in some areas.

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