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Nationwide blackout as Nigeria’s National Grid Collapses


The year 2020 recorded its first catastrophic National Grid collapse on Thursday, throwing the nation into darkness.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced this in a statement on its Twitter page.
“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.
Also confirming the development, the Ikeja Electric (Disco) said: “Another collapse of the grid occurred at 2.15 p.m (on Thursday) after the previous incident.

“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 Ikeja Electric  network are affected.

“Another system collapse was recorded at 2.15 p.m today. Restoration efforts are ongoing. Kindly bear with us.”
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