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Nigerians blast Buhari's govt as National grid collapses yet again

  For the umpteenth time, the National Grid has collapsed, plunging the nation into darkness. The fresh collapse sparked outrage among Niger...

 

For the umpteenth time, the National Grid has collapsed, plunging the nation into darkness.

The fresh collapse sparked outrage among Nigerians, particularly on Social Media.

In a tweet, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) announced the development and urged Nigerians to be patient.

“Hello, please be informed that there has just been a national grid collapse causing an outage in our franchise areas. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appeal that you bear with us while we await restoration from the TCN. We regret all inconvenience caused,” AEDC tweeted.

Also, the management of Kaduna Electricity in a statement signed by Abdulazeez Abdullahi, its head of Corporate Communication, said, it “regrets to inform you that the current outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to a collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 18:29 pm this evening.”

It added that normal power supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is restored.

The latest collapse, the third in less than a month, came despite assurances by the Federal Government that it has taken steps to address the problem.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) who manages the grid had last month said it had developed an alternative ways of managing the grid.

TCN had stated that its “in-house engineers have deployed a stop-gap solution to improve grid monitoring and acquisition of data from remote stations (power stations and transmission substations) to the National Control Centre. This was achieved by utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT) solution, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) by using various Internet Service Providers (ISP).

Meanwhile, some Nigerians on Twitter have expressed reservations over the grid collapse.

A former Senator representing Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, Shehu Sani, simply tweeted, “The way our National Grid collapses these days is incredible.”

@novieverest said, “Our National grid has collapsed again, while our National greed keeps rising.”

@Ade_Tosix wrote, “National Grid collapse, they know all you can do is shout on Twitter. They know you can’t protest. They know you will still sing their praises, they know you will still vote for APC, they know you not wise-uneducated.”

Tweeting via @UnlimitedEniola, one President Eniola Daniel, wrote: “Again, national grid has collapsed. It has now collapsed 5 times in 2 months. Forget stable electricity till 2023. Leave Nigeria if you have the means. I am advising you.”

@novieverest, said, “Our National grid has collapsed again, while our National greed keeps rising. I hope Tolu Ogunlesi is counting them for us?”

@Ade_Toxin, “National Grid collapse, they know all you can do is shout on Twitter. They know you can’t protest. They know you will still sing their praises, they know you will still vote for APC, they know you not wise-uneducated.”

James ILemona, also a Twitter user, wrote,” National Grid is down again! I’ve been here repeating over and over again why you need to go get your PVC. I hope you have a reason to now. Don’t just get a PVC, go out to vote in 2023.

Yes, your vote counts.”

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