Nigerians have been thrown into total darkness again following the collapse of the national grid system.
The grid system is operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The grid early hours of today, Thursday, September 14, 2023, plummeted to a meagre 273 megawatts of electricity coming from two out of the over 27 electricity generation.
This comes barely a week after TCN, rolled out the drum to celebrate a questionable 400 days of grid stability.
A number of Distribution Companies confirming the development said that the grid went down at 00:41 AM, and that most of their feeders are out.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) in a statement said that “a total system collapse” occurred at 12:40 a.m. on Thursday.
“This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network,” the company said in a statement signed by Emeka Ezeh,
Head of Corporate Communications.
Due to this development, the distribution company said all its interface TCN stations are out of supply, and it will be unable to provide service to customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo,” it said.