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Nigeria’s epileptic electricity grid collapses again

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Nigeria’s national electricity grid, operated from Osogbo in Osun State, again collapsed Tuesday afternoon, leaving the entire country in darkness.

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Managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, sources at the company confirmed the development to The Guardian as some distribution companies already notified consumers of total blackout.

The grid collapsed in May due to industrial unrest, after it had earlier collapse in April which heightened poor power supply.

Though TCN is yet to clarify the reason for the latest collapse, the grid recorded over eleven system collapse last year.

Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), the umbrella body of the distribution companies had last year decried the repeated system collapse, stating that TCN’s analogue system caused over 100 electricity grid collapses since the privatisation of the power sector in 2013.

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