The national power grid system has collapsed again within the space of two days. This came after the first grid collapse on Monday, 14th March 2022 at about 10:40am leasing to power outage across the country.
This information was contained in a tweet by the Ikeja Electric to its customers at about 8:57pm on Tuesday, 15th March 2022.
The tweet read “This is to inform you that the outage you are currently experiencing is due to the system collapse on the national grid which occurred today at 17:10 hrs and it has affected the Transmission Stations within our networks”
“Kindly bear with us as we await restoration of the grid. We apologise for all inconveniences caused.”
Also, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC) has announced the second collapse of the power grid systems and has stated that their customers in the five states in which they operate will be affected.
This information was also disclosed in a tweet where the Head of Corporate Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC), Mr. Emeka Ezeh, informed the public at about 7:20pm saying, “The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of another system collapse which occurred at 5.10pm this evening, Tuesday, 15th March, 2022.”
“This is coming barely 24 hours after the grid collapse experienced in the early hours of yesterday, Monday, 14th March, 2022.”
“As a result of this unfortunate development, all our outgoing feeders are out and supply to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States has been affected.”
“We are currently on standby, awaiting further directive from the National Control Centre (NCC) for restoration of supply.”
Meanwhile, the grid has experienced disruptions in recent months as it collapsed in February, May, July and August 2021.
This development comes as Nigerians are experiencing epileptic power supply amid price hikes of diesel and petrol.