The Eko Electricity Distribution Company has announced that the power supply has been restored.
There was a widespread blackout across the country following the total collapse of Nigeria’s electricity grid early Thursday morning.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc issued a notice titled, ‘Notice of Total System Collapse’ on Thursday, and the Eko Electricity Distribution Company also did the same.15 days after the Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN) celebrated 400 days of grid stability, Nigeria was again thrown into darkness following a total system collapse on Thursday.
The collapse led to loss of supply in major parts of the country.
According to data from the system operator, as of 10 a.m. on Thursday, about 9 electricity generation companies on the grid generated zero megawatts except for Ibom power, which generated 29.60megawatts.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu has disclosed the cause of the nationwide blackout.
The minister said there was an explosion that led to a fire outbreak at Kainji/Jebba located in the North-central part of Nigeria.
Adelabu in a series of tweets on X platform gave assurance that the problem would be fixed saying, the fire has been fully arrested and over half of the connections are now up and the rest will be fully restored in no time.