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Blackout Worsens As National Grid Suffers Second Collapse Within 48 Hours

Some parts of the country were on Tuesday thrown into darkness following another system collapse of the National Grid.

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The Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric Plc, Mr Felix Ofulue, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

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Eko Electricity Distribution Company also confirmed the partial collapse of the grid in a public notice.

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The Electricity Distribution Companies said the collapse of the grid occurred at 5.10 p.m on Tuesday.

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They said the collapse had disrupted power supply within their networks with their customers experiencing blackouts.

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“Dear esteemed customers, we would like to inform you of another system collapse on the national grid which occurred at 5:10 p.m today (Tuesday).

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“We are monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates.

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Once again we apologise for the inconvenience,” Eko DisCo said in a statement.

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On his part, Ofulue said Ikeja Electric had received notification of the collapse and was waiting for the grid to be restored.

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NAN reports that the collapse is happening barely 48 hours after the national grid collapsed at 10.40 a.m on Monday resulting in blackouts in some parts of the country.

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Supply was, however, restored to the grid at 12.20 p.m by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

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