Nigeria suffers another blackout as power system collapses

– The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) discloses that there is a system failure the national power grid

– TCN says the power collapse occurred around 12.37pm on Thursday, January 16

– The electricity company assures the public that power would be restored as soon as available

Nigeria on Thursday, January 16, recorded its first power collapse for the year 2020 after the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) disclosed that there was a system failure at the national grid.

The national power outage which was confirmed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria was reported to have occurred around 12.37pm.

The company in a message to customers explained that the outage was caused by system disturbance on the national grid and assured the public that power would be restored as soon as available.

“Dear Customer, present outage affecting all is a TCN System Disturbance on the grid. Power to be restored as soon as available. Please, bear with us,” one of the messages sent to customers from the company stated.

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Dear Customer, the outage which occurred at 1237hrs is due to a TCN system collapse affecting Lekki, Ibeju & environs. The team is working to restore power. Please, bear with us,” another message read.

Meanwhile, Sale Mamman, the minister of power, has said that Nigerians may start enjoying an 18-hour power supply daily as soon as power generation and distribution get to 7,000 megawatts.

Daily Trust reports that the minister assured that improvements were underway for electricity consumers.

Legit.ng gathered that Mamman noted that Nigeria would get 7,000 megawatts before the end of the year.

In another news report, the House of Representative on Tuesday, January 14, asked the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend any planned increase in electricity tariff.

The demand was made by the House of Representatives committee on power at its meeting in Abuja The Cable reports.

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Aliyu Magaji, the committee chairman, asked NERC to issue a directive suspending the upward review pending proper consultations on the matter.

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