- Power has been restored to the national grid, the Transmission Company of Nigeria announced on Thursday, May 13
- The nation had been plunged into darkness after the electricity grid had suffered a system collapse on Tuesday, May 11
- The TCN experts, however, stepped in immediately and restored the power on Wednesday evening, May 12
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says power has been restored to all the 330kv transmission stations across the entire grid.
Channels TV reported that the company disclosed in a statement released on Thursday, May 13, noting that electricity was restored to the transmission stations at about 5.54pm on Wednesday, May 12.
Legit.ng gathers that power was restored to the transmission stations a day after the TCN announced that the nation’s electricity grid had suffered a system collapse, leading to a power outage in various parts of the country.
According to the company, a total system collapse of the grid was recorded at about 11.01am on Tuesday, May 11, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
A few minutes later after the collapse, the TCN commenced grid recovery from the Shiroro Generating Station PM News also reported.
Meanwhile, the federal government has dismissed claims of a looming major hike in electricity tariffs in the country.
The minister of power, Sale Mamman, who made this known in a statement issued in Abuja, on Saturday, May 1, said there is no plan to significantly raise the tariff.
Legit.ng gathered the minister noted that instead of a significant hike in electricity tariff, Nigerians should expect an increase in efficiency of the power sector to reduce tariffs while managing headwinds from foreign exchange and inflation.
Osinbajo said if the services are constant and better, then people would gladly pay.
The vice president disclosed this when he featured in a webinar on Economic Sustainability Beyond COVID-19.