Nigerian electricity consumers on Tuesday witnessed another blackout due to the shutting down of the national grid.
This makes it the second incident within a week.
Confirming the incident, Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications for the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), said the company lost power supply from the grid at the same time.
He said, “In fact, since about 11:31 a.m., we lost supply. There has not been supply in our network. That’s our situation, but no concrete confirmation yet that it is due to a system collapse.”
Reacting to the incident, Kunle Kola Olubiyo, President of the Nigeria Consumer Protection Network, expressed his frustration, questioning the state of the nation’s power system.
“Another grid collapse. Frequency reduced to 47, No Spinning reserve amid load rejection? What’s going on ???” he voiced in a post on a WhatsApp group.
This incident follows closely on the heels of reports from Monday, September 18, about a power outage in certain parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
At that time, the Abuja Distribution Company attributed the outage to a fault in one of its feeders.