For the second time in 2022, the national grid collapsed, resulting in blackouts in Lagos, Enugu, Kaduna and five other cities in Nigerian.
Driving The News
The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) partners with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), a federal government owned power line who manages the National grid from Osogbo, Osun State.
Since Nigeria’s power sector was privatized in 2013, the power grid has failed over 130 times. And the resulting effects have been blackouts, disruption in business schedules, and much more. The latest of these national grid failures is coming at a time when generation capacity dropped to 2,000 megawatts. Leaving Nigerians in one of the worst days of electricity supply.
What they are saying
At the time of the report, the TCN stations have regained power after about 9hours of outage, but the authorities said they were monitoring the situation for further development.
In the 9hours of blackout, Nigerians were forced to use other sources of electricity such as diesel and fuel. Diesel, which is at a record high and fuel scarcity, still looming in various parts of the country.