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Blackout: FG investigates cause of national grid collapse

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The Federal Government says it has commenced investigation into the cause of the collapse of the National grid.

Solacebase had reported how the grid collapsed on Friday, plunging the nation into darkness.

However in a statement on Saturday, the Minister of Power , Abubakar Aliyu, said efforts were in place to tackle the problem.

The statement said the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the operator of the national grid, is in the process of restoring supply.

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“We wish to notify the general public of the incidence of a system collapse which occurred at 1830hrs on April 8th, 2022 resulting in power outages in many parts of the country. While a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energised and supply restored to consumers.”

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“We wish to assure Nigerians that the Federal Government is working assiduously to deliver on the much-needed reforms and investments, including SCADA, that are critical to improving the capacity and reliability of the national grid. This is in line with the Mr. President’s directives on closing infrastructure deficits in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy.”

The collapse is the third in a month, but the Federal Government assured that it has taken steps to address the problem.

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