April 15, 2024

Nigeria records third power system collapse in 2024

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By Udeme Akpan, Energy Editor

Nigeria has recorded its third power system collapse in 2024, thus throwing many parts of the nation into darkness.

Already, many Electricity Distribution Companies, DisCos, have notified their customers about the development, adding that the situation is beyond their control.

In a statement obtained by Vanguard, Friday Adakole Elijah, head of corporate affairs, Jos Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo), stated: “The loss of power supply from the national grid occurred in the early hours at about 0242 hours of today, Monday, 15th April 2024, hence the loss of power supply on all our feeders.”

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Similarly, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo), stated: “Affected areas are Jubril Martins, Ajose Adeogun, Younis Bashorun, Fatai Durosinmi-Etiti Crescent, Muri Okunola, Ligali Ayonrinde, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Chief Yesufu Abiodun Way, Palace Road, Dideolu Estate, Etim Inyang Crescent and Ademola Adetokunbo.

 “We sincerely apologise for our inability to meet up with the required service level in the past 2 days.”