BREAKING: FG Confirms Collapse of National Grid, Says Power Supply Will Be Restored Soon
- The national grid has collapsed again and this has left the nation in total blackout and crippled business activities
- The federal government n a statement confirmed this development and the minster of power disclosed that all hands are on deck to restore the power supply soon
- Meanwhile, FG also noted that investigations are ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator to checkmate the real issue behind the recurring collapse of power in the nation
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The federal government has confirmed that the national grid has collapsed, but with a promise that the issue will be fixed soon.
The situation was confirmed in a terse statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, April 9 by the minister of power, Engr Abubakar Aliyu.
The statement reads:
''We wish to notify the general public of the incidence of a system collapse which occurred at 1830hrs on April 8th, 2022 resulting in power outages in many parts of the country.
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''While a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energised and supply restored to consumers.
''We wish to assure Nigerians that the federal government is working assiduously to deliver on the much-needed reforms and investments, including SCADA, that are critical to improving the capacity and reliability of the national grid.
''This is in line with the Mr. President’s directives on closing infrastructure deficits in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy.''
Despite unreliable power supply, the Nigerian govt says exporting electricity to Benin, Niger strategic
Legit.ng reported earlier that Nigeria has continued to sell electricity to neighbouring countries despite many Nigerian homes not having access to power.
Recently, Nigeria's electricity generation collapsed to 3,876MW, its lowest level in months and has remained below 5,000mw when the country needs over 28,000mw.
According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Nigeria has a total of 8, 310,408 registered active electricity customers.
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