In the year 2022 alone, Nigeria has recorded its sixth reported collapse of the electricity grid. It is worthy to note that some other collapses might have gone unrecorded.
This has thrown several cities in the country into darkness. The federal-state capital territory, Abuja is not excluded in the reign of darkness. The collapse was reported to have occurred before 7 pm on Sunday, Jun 12th according to the Nigeria electricity companies.
According to the government, poor management and low gas supply is the cause of the repeated breakdown of the country’s electricity grid collapse.
The spokespersons of the EBEDC, Emeka Ezeh said in a statement that the development was because all outgoing feeders were out and this has affected supply to its customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and the Imo States. “We are on standby, awaiting further information on the restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC),” he added.
In a post made on Facebook in the late hours of Sunday, the Jos Electricity Distribution Plc warned its customers about the sudden interruption in Electricity supply. The head of corporate communication, Friday Elijah, wrote on the Facebook page,
“The Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Company Plc wishes to inform the general public that the current outage being witnessed is a result of system collapse.”
“We hope to restore supply as soon as supply is restored,” he continued.
Similarly, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc based in Enugu reported, “EEDC wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a system collapse which occurred at 6.49 pm this evening, Sunday, 12th June 2022.”
Also, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company said, “dear Esteemed Customer, we regret to inform you of the system collapse from the National grid. This has affected our entire network and impacted our ability to deliver optimum service.”
“Please bear with us as we are working with our TCN partners on a swift resolution. Power Outage In Our Franchise Due To Grid Collapse,” it concluded.
The Kaduna electricity distribution company has also passed a similar message to its customers. Its spokesperson, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, passed the same message.
The company has however promised consumers that power will be restored as soon as the National Grid is powered back.
The distribution company of Abuja also made similar remarks.
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, when a collapse happened in April said the government was making efforts to improve the power supply.
Nigerians however think otherwise as the repeated collapse has continuously affected businesses and organisations.