Nationwide Blackout – TCN Confirms Breakdown of National Grid

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The nation has been thrown into a state of complete darkness following the breakdown of the national grid on Thursday, Jan 16, 2020.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the breakdown of the national grid on their official Twitter account.

“There was system disturbance which occurred at about 12.34 p.m affecting some parts of the country.

“As at 1:10 p.m, supply was restored to Abuja and most parts of the affected areas. TCN is still working to completely restore and stabilise the nation’s grid,” it said.

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Ikeja Electric (IE) confirmed the news while noting that a second collapse occurred around 2:15pm.

However, the power distribution company  stated there were ongoing efforts to restore power to Nigerians.

It made this known in a statement via the company’s official Twitter account

“Dear customers, the outage you are experiencing is due to a system collapse of the grid which occurred this afternoon at 12:36 p.m. All parts of IE’s network are affected.

“Another system collapse was recorded at 2.15 p.m today. Restoration efforts are ongoing. Kindly bear with us,” the electricity distribution company said.

 

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