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Nigeria suffers second national grid collapse in one week


Nigeria’s power supply has experienced another severe decline, cascading from a high of 3,594.60 megawatts at 1:00 a.m. to an alarming 42.7MW at mid-day today.

The only operational power plant on the grid As of mid-day was the Delta Power plant, generating 41.00MW, while Afam contributed a mere 1.7MW.

This latest drop in power generation follows closely on the heels of two recent grid collapses in just over a 12-hour period

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Recall that the nation’s electricity grid collapsed last week throwing the country into a blackout.

The Minister of Power attributed the collapse of the grid to a fire outbreak at the Kainji/Jebba station.

The latest power outage has caused widespread disruption to businesses and households across the country.