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PHCN: Blackout looms as grid collapses twice in 18 hours



Epileptic power supply may persist till 2023 – DisCos

There is palpable fear that total blackout may ensue in the country, especially as the national electricity grid collapsed again on Thursday morning at 5:30 am.

Sources in the industry revealed that the development which had left concerned people in worry occurred in less than 18 hours after a similar collapse on Wednesday afternoon.

It was gathered that the previous collapse that occurred on Wednesday was on gradual restoration when the later collapse occurred.

The development, it was gathered, has left many states without power completely.

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A source privy to the occurrence said for nearly two hours, the entire franchise of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) comprising Kogi, Abuja, Nasarawa, and Niger states have zero megawatts, no electricity.

According to him, the collapse also affected states like Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina under Kaduna Electric and Kano DisCo, it was gathered.

Although the remote and immediate causes are being ascertained, officials of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said they are working hard to restore the power grid shortly.

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