FG Explains Widespread Blackout, Blames System Collapse

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Nigerian government has blamed the current widespread power cut across the country on incidence of a system collapse which occurred at 1830hrs on April 8th, 2022.

A statement from the office of the Minister, Federal Ministry of Power, noted that the incidence resulted in power outages in many parts of the country.

The ministry however stated that a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), assuring that the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energised and supply restored to consumers.

“We wish to notify the general public of the incidence of a system collapse which occurred at 1830hrs on April 8th, 2022 resulting in power outages in many parts of the country resulting in power outages in many parts of the country.

“While a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energised and supply restored to consumers.

“We wish to assure Nigerians that the Federal Government is working assiduously to deliver on the much-needed reforms and investments, including SCADA, that are critical to improving the capacity and reliability of the national grid. This is in line with the Mr. President’s directives on closing infrastructure deficits in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy” reads the statement in parts.

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