Nigeria: Blackout Across Nigeria As National Grid Collapses Again


Nigeria has been plunged into total darkness as the country’s national electricity grid experienced a system collapse again on Saturday afternoon.

Although the system operator, TCN, is yet to issue an official statement, some of the power distribution companies (Discos), in a notice to their customers, mentioned that the system collapse occurred at about 15:09 hours on Saturday, 6th July, 2024.

A notice by Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) attributed the loss of power supply in the Southeast states–Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enu to the situation.

“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide services to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo states.

“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo,” the notice reads.

Kaduna Electric in a notice posted on X said “We regret to inform you that the power outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to System Collapse of the National Grid.

“The collapse occurred at about 3:10 PM, hence the loss of supply on all our outgoing feeders.

“Power supply shall be restored as soon as the National Grid is powered back.

“Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience,” the company said.

The situation has generated discussions on X, formerly Twitter.