As soon as the system collapsed today, word travelled swiftly, raising worries about the nation’s flimsy electricity infrastructure.
Earlier afternoon, the national grid collapsed, leaving the entire country in darkness.
The nation experienced a blackout for the second time in a week around 11:31 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, marking a worrying trend.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company’s (EEDC) Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, verified the dire scenario by admitting that their company also lost grid power at the same moment.
In reality, we have been running low on supply since 11:31 a.m. Our network has not had any supply. That is the predicament we are in, but there has been no definitive proof that the cause is a system breakdown,” said Ezeh.
As soon as the grid collapsed, word swiftly got out, raising worries about how vulnerable the nation’s electricity grid was. The President of the Nigeria Consumer Protection Network, Kunle Kola Olubiyo, vented his annoyance and questioned the condition of the country’s electricity infrastructure.
“Yet another grid failure. Reduced to 47 Hz, with no spinning reserve in the midst of load rejection? What is happening? He expressed his opinion in a WhatsApp group thread.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) experienced a power outage on Monday, September 18, according to reports that were made just before this incident. The Abuja Distribution Company initially blamed a problem with one of its feeders for the outage.