The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid which collapsed earlier on Wednesday, is already being recovered as most parts of the country now have power restored.
Ripples Nigeria had reported that the cause of total darkness across the country at about 11:00a.m Wednesday, which was due to a total system collapse.
The TCN has however assured that power consumers would have the commodity restored in no time as the company was working assiduously to ensure full restoration of electricity supply.
In a statement issued by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mba in Abuja, noted that parts of Lagos, Abuja, Delta and Osogbo and others had already been fixed, with only a few other parts of the country pending.
The statement reads; “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that at about 11.01 am today, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 am, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.
“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.
“TCN appeals for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining parts of the country. “
This is not the first time Nigeria is experiencing a total collapse of its electricity. The last time a collapse occurred causing a blackout across the country, was five months ago.
Join the conversation
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...
INVESTIGATION…PARKVIEW ESTATE: Exclusive images of how billionaire property developer incurred Lagos govt‘s anger
Many have seen the demolished building, but not many know the circumstances that led to the teardown of the about...
INVESTIGATION… N.3bn down the drain, as Enugu communities suffer from dry taps
In November 2020, three organizations and the Enugu State government celebrated the completion of N300 million worth of projects that were expected...
INVESTIGATION… How herdsmen crisis compounds woes of already deprived Ogun communities
Earlier in January, the Nigerian media space was awash with reports of violence between herders and farmers across the country....