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Power Restored Across Nigeria After National Grid Collapse

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After hours of nationwide blackout following a collapse of the national grid earlier today, electricity supply was restored across the country late Saturday.

Head of Corporate Communications at Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Emeka Ezeh, confirmed the partial restoration in a statement issued on Saturday evening.

The grid failure, occurring at approximately 3 pm local time, marked the fifth such incident in 2024, leaving millions without electricity.

Ezeh updated that bulk supply started to return around 6:54 pm, thanks to efforts by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The first inkling about the collapse came through an official notice by EEDC on Saturday.

The disruption was attributed to a system collapse which severely affected power distribution in Southeastern states including Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo.

 “This has resulted in the ongoing loss of supply across our network,” Ezeh stated. “Currently, all our interface TCN stations are without supply, affecting our ability to serve customers.”

“We are actively monitoring the situation and awaiting further updates from the National Control Centre in Osogbo.”

The blackout persisted across Nigeria after the collapse, as reported by the Nigerian System Operator’s portal (niggrid.org).

The country’s last grid failure, which occurred on April 15, 2024, had a similar impact nationwide.

Confirming the incident, EEDC reiterated the widespread impact on its service areas through its official Twitter account.

Ezeh had emphasised that until full restoration, services to customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States remain disrupted.

Currently, power has been partially restored at specific TCN stations including Awada, GCM, Nibo, Agu Awka, and Oji River, marking progress towards complete normalization of electricity supply.

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