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Minister of National Grid Collapse: Nigerians slam power minister over blackout


Nigerians are not holding back their frustrations over the incessant collapse of the national grid that has caused the national blackout in recent times.

The national electricity grid collapsed twice in less than two hours on Thursday making it the more than 11 times it collapsed in 13 months.

In January 2019, the system broke down four times and once each in February and April.


In May, the national grid collapses twice in 24 hours, while on June 30, a fire outbreak at a power substation in Benin, Edo state, led to the total collapse of the national grid.

Some parts of the country were also thrown into darkness for hours on August 30, following the collapse of the national grid.


Many Nigerians criticise the latest collapse of the grid on the power minister Sale Mamman while comparing him to his predecessor, Babatunde Fashola.

The ministry was enmeshed in controversies earlier in the month after the Mamman’s spokesman, Aaron Artimas, said Nigerians should query the immediate past leadership of the ministry for the current state of power sector despite President Muhammadu Buhari administration “concerted efforts.”


But Nigerians who vented their anger on Twitter said the minister has not done any better.


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