May 22, 2024
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Nigeria’s Power Grid Collapses Again, Electricity Supply Drops to 42.7MW

Nigeria’s national power grid has collapsed again resulting in a nationwide blackout, as power generation dropped from a peak of 3,594.60 megawatts (MW) to a meagre 42.7MW.

This is leading to a nationwide blackout and depriving many Nigerians of electricity. These grid failures pose a significant setback to the nation’s economic and developmental progress.

The country is estimated to suffer substantial financial losses annually due to power interruptions, according to The Punch.

This is coming barely five days after another blackout where businesses were interrupted and Nigerians thrown into darkness after last week’s Thursday morning national grid collapse.

But in a chat with Daily Post, Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, confirmed that the company lost supply from the grid around 11:31 a.m. on Tuesday.

“In fact, since about 11.31 a.m., we lost supply. There has not been a supply in our network. That’s our situation, but no concrete confirmation yet that it is due to a system collapse”, he said.

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