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Power Outage: Parts of Nigeria in Black out as national electricity grid collapses

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Again, Nigeria’s electricity grid has collapsed, plunging parts of the country into a total blackout for hours on Sunday.

According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN), Ndidi Mbah, the grid experienced multiple tripping, leading to the collapse of the system.

“TCN regrets to inform electricity consumers nationwide that at 11:25 a.m. today (Sunday) the nation’s electricity grid experienced multiple tripping, which led to the collapse of the system”, Mbah said in a statement.

She added that TCN had since commenced grid restoration, “power has been successfully restored to every part of the country, except Calabar, Ugwuaji, Markurdi, Jos, Gombe, Yola and Maidugiri axes”.

“Effort is, however, ongoing to ensure full restoration nationwide.

“We regret the inconvenience this has caused electricity consumers. Investigations would be conducted to establish the immediate and remote cause(s) of the multiple trippings as soon as the grid is fully restored.

“Considering that the grid had been relatively stable in the last couple of months,” she said.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, and Kaduna Electric and Abuja Electricity Distribution Company in their individual twitter messages on Sunday also sought for understanding from electricity consumers.

The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years.

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