Nigeria in Darkness as Electricity grid collapses

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Nigeria’s electricity grid on Sunday collapsed throwing several cities including the nation’s capital Abuja, into darkness.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) announced on Sunday that the collapse occurred at around 11 a.m.

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“The Management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) wishes to inform its valued customers that the power outage being experienced is a result of a system failure from the national grid at 11:21 hours today, 4th February 2024 which has led to a nationwide power outage,” the company said.

“Be rest assured that we are working with the relevant stakeholders to restore power as soon as the grid is stabilized. We appeal for your patience,” it said.

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The latest collapse occurred less than two months after the national grid system collapsed in December and Nigerians were thrown into darkness.

Last Friday, the Nigerian government attributed the main cause of poor power supply in the country to the low supply of gas to generating companies (GenCos).

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