At last electricity supply was restored to some parts of the country at about 2am this morning, after most parts were thrown into darkness following what the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, described as total collapse of the national grid.
Many Nigerians were however indifference to the announcement of grid collapses by TCN as they responded to the announcement by asking “when there was no grid collapse where is the supply”?
At exactly 2am this morning was when some areas under the franchise of Ikeja Electric got electricity restored to them
The restoration however is not an indication that majority of Nigerians get supply, as many other parts of the country have been suffering epileptic power supply for many months because of either faulty substations or unserviceable grid system that can not transmit electricity.
According to a statement by Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs of the Commission, the incident occured at about 11.01am , Wednesday May 12.
Mba blamed the collapse on voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
She said, engineers from the Commission immediately commenced grid recovery from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe Transmission Station, Abuja through Shiroro Katampe line at 11.29 am and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Oshogbo and parts of Lagos.
She said while the grid restoration gradually progresses to other parts of the country the Company has launched investigation into the cause of the voltage collapse that precipitated the failure.
The Company also appealed to Nigerians to be patient as adequate measures are being made to restore electricity across the country.
Meanwhile, electricity is being gradually restored to parts of Lagos state.
Already Eko Electricity Distribution Company confirmed it received power from one of its stations at 12:25pm.
The DisCo said that whenever there’s a collapse, they don’t restore all at the same time to prevent another collapse. What happens is that they start restoring each of the transmission stations one after the other so ensure stability the DisCo said