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National Grid Collapses For The Third Time In One Month

The National Grid has collapsed again plunging the nation into total darkness.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, announced the development In a tweet posted on its handle on Twitter and urged Nigerians to be patient.

“Hello, please be informed that there has just been a national grid collapse causing an outage in our franchise areas. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appeal that you bear with us while we await restoration from the TCN. We regret all inconvenience caused,” AEDC tweeted.

Also, the management of Kaduna Electricity in a statement signed by its head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, said, it “regrets to inform you that the current outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to a collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 18:29 pm this evening.”

The latest collapse, the third in less than a month, came despite assurances by the Federal Government that it has taken steps to address the problem.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which manages the grid had last month said it had developed alternative ways of managing the grid.

Olaolu Fawole

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