Blackout: National grid is back, says FG

"We have set up small committees all geared towards getting more megawatts to put on the grid," the statement said.
Electricity grid collapses for the second time in one month.
Electricity grid collapses for the second time in one month.File photo

After about two days of a nationwide blackout, the Nigerian Government on Wednesday announced that the national grid has been restored.

Nigerians have been experiencing poor power supply for weeks but a total blackout was experienced after the national grid collapsed around 5:00pm on Tuesday.

Recall that the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company described the collapse of the grid as total in a statement released almost immediately.

The statement read partly, "It said, “Dear esteemed customers, we regret to inform you of a total system collapse on the national grid at 1709hours of today Tuesday, March 15, 2022, leading to outages across our network."

However, while giving an update on the total grid collapse on Wednesday, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed its recovery.

Aliyu made this known while speaking to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

“We have recovered the grid now,” Aliyu said.

“The grid is back and we are trying to get more megawatts to push on the grid. We have set up small committees all geared towards getting more megawatts to put on the grid.

“Basically, the problem is around gas. You need to have a gas contract between generating companies and gas suppliers- some are in form contracts, some are not.

“We are looking into this and have proffered some solutions in a few days to mature.”

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