Various parts of the country are expected to experience an electricity blackout after the national power grid collapsed on Wednesday.
This follows a message sent by the electricity distribution companies (DISCOS) to their customers after the grid collapsed around 12:26pm on Wednesday.
Oyebode Fadipe, General Manager (Corporate Communications) of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), explained in a message to customers that the incident led to an interruption of power supply in Abuja and its environs.
“We have been unable to serve our customers in Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa States as well as a significant portion of the entire Federal Capital Territory.
“At the moment, only 20 megawatts (MW) has been allocated to AEDC as against the over 400MW that we have been receiving in recent times,” the message read.
The AEDC customers that power supply will be restored to the states within its franchise as soon as the firm receives significant improvement in energy allocation.
In a similar vein, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) also assured that power supply will be restored as soon as the grid recovers from the collapse.
The message read: “Dear customer, the present outage is due to a system collapse on the National Grid. TCN assures us that supply will be restored shortly.”
The grid, which is being managed by the Federal Government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has continued to suffer system collapse over the years.