Businesses groan as Lagos, others experience blackout

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Many business owners in Lagos, Abuja and other cities on Monday experienced power outage as the National Grid collapsed for the umpteenth time in 2022.

Checks revealed that electricity distribution companies informed their customers of the development in notices.


Ikeja Electric said the national grid collapsed at 10:50am on Monday.

“This has affected Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers,” the notice partly read.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company also said: “We regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National Grid at precisely 10:52 am. Presently all our injection substations are out of supply.

“We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.”

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc released a similar statement but said the grid collapsed in the nation’s political capital at 10:55am.

Also, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company announced that the national grid collapsed at 10:51am, causing disruption to power supply in the coverage area which include Delta, Edo, Ekiti, and Ondo states.

Some business owners in Lagos lamented that they have been running their operations on generator since Monday morning.

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