Nigeria is again witnessing total darkness after the national grid system, operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo in Osun State collapsed.
The grid, in the early hours of Thursday, dropped to a meagre 273 megawatts of electricity coming from two out of the over 27 electricity generation.
The collapse of the grid comes less than a week after the TCN rolled out the drum to celebrate 400 days of grid stability.
According to reports, the grid went down at 00:41 AM, disclosing that most of their feeders were out.
As of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, five generating plants were on the grid. Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was generating 0.00MW, Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Jebba had 240MW and Olorunsogo was on the grid with zero generation.
At about 1 AM midnight, the total power on the grid was 35MW, indicating that the country experienced a total collapse.
Spokesperson of TCN, Ndidi Mbah also confirmed the development.
“It is a system collapse, but we are trying to restore it.”