The current blackout being experienced in parts of the country has been linked to the collapse of national grids in some northern states.
Naija News understands that there has been an outcry by citizens over the poor availability of electricity in some parts of the country in the last few hours.
Responding to the public outcry, two of the country’s electricity distribution companies in separate messages to their customers on Wednesday morning, confirmed the collapse.
“We regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid,” the Kaduna Electric notified its customers in a post on its official Twitter page.
The company appealed to its customers, assuring that power supply would be restored across its franchise as soon as the grid is restored by the Transmission Company of Nigeria team.
See the post below:
National Grid Collapse.
Dear Esteemed Customers,
We regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise- Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states- is as a result of the collapse of the national grid. @GovKaduna @KBStGovt @Zamfara_state
— Kaduna Electric (@Kadunaelectric) May 12, 2021
Also, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc, in a text message forwarded to its customers, said, “Dear customer, there is a partial system collapse on the national grid. Our TCN partners are working to restore supply immediately. Please bear with us.”
Naija News understands that the grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) on Sunday announced its decision to sell the five power generation companies constructed under National Integrated Power Project (NIPP).
Naija News reports that this was made known by the BPE in a document signed by the Director-General, Alex Okoh, and made available to newsmen.
The BPE asked investors to bid for the 100 percent shareholding of the government in any of the companies.
Source: Naija News