Nigeria’s unstable national electricity grid has crumpled yet again, pushing many cities, including the federal capital Abuja into darkness on Sunday around 6:49 in the evening, which led to the closing of the outgoing electricity branches of some power distribution companies.
While confirming the collapse, two of the electricity distribution agencies in the nation, Abuja Electricity and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, confirmed this in statements to their clients.
The Jos Electricity Distribution Plc informed its clients via its Facebook page on Sunday about the sudden interruption in Electricity supply.
Friday Elijah, the head of corporate communication, said, “The Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Company Plc desires to tell the general public that the recent outage being witnessed is due to a system collapse.”
He further added that they hope to restore the electricity supply as soon as possible.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc, based in Enugu, stated, “EEDC wants to inform her respected customers of a system collapse which happened at 6.49 pm this evening, Sunday, 12th June 2022.”
The statement was signed by spokesperson Emeka Ezeh who further said that as a result of the development, all outgoing feeders were out, and this has impacted supply to its client in Abia, Ebonyi, Anambra, Enugu, and the Imo States.
He added that they are on standby and are waiting for further information regarding the restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC).
Like previous governments, the Buhari government has also failed to solve the perennial power problem in Nigeria.
The collapse reported on Sunday is the sixth one reported so far in 2022, though it is presumed the figure could be higher.
The government condemns poor management and low gas supply as the primary causes of the repeated breakdown.
After a similar collapse in April, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, told the government had been taking steps to enhance the power supply.