Major Cities Thrown Into Darkness As Power Grid Collapses

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A nationwide electric power collapse has occurred throwing major Nigerian cities into darkness.
According to sources at the National Control Centre at Osogbo in Osun State, the national grid collapsed at 13.49 pm.
The sources provided no information on the cause of the system failure or when power is expected to be restored.
Meanwhile, Aba Power Ltd has notified consumers in its ring-fenced area covering nine Local Government Areas in Abia State its services of the development.
Apologising for the blackout, the utility firm, Nigeria’s 12th distribution company, pledged to resume power supply once the “problem is sorted out”.
In a statement signed by Patrick Umeh, the Aba Power Managing Director, who used to be a commissioner with the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the company said, “The NCC engineers are sparing no effort to restore electricity throughout the country as soon as possible”.
Also, parts of Lagos State have been thrown into hours of darkness.
Though our correspondent cannot independently verify the spread of the incident, a message delivered by Ikeja Electric to customers apologised for the long period of outage.
The DisCo said, ‘Dear Prestige Customer, Kindly be informed that the present outage is due to a fault in the system collapse. Supply will be restored as soon as possible. Kindly bear with us”.

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