Again, the national electricity grid of Nigeria has collapsed, officials have confirmed.
Eko Electricity and other power distributors reported zero generation from the grid on Monday morning.
“Dear esteemed customer, we regret to inform you of a total system collapse on the national grid at 10:40 am today, leading to outages across our network,” Eko Electricity said in a statement.
“We are closely monitoring the situation with our TCN partners to determine the cause and a timeline for resolution.”
Kaduna Electricity also issued a statement apologising to customers about the national grid collapse that started at about 10:40 a.m.
“We regret to inform you that the power outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to the System Collapse of the National Grid which occurred at about 10:40 am,” the firm said. “Power supply shall be restored as soon as the National Grid is powered back. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.”
The grid collapse follows on the heels of Nigerians being gripped by acute fuel and electricity shortages caused by the recent importation of adulterated petroleum products.