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National grid collapses for the third time in 25 days



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The national electricity grid suffered a system collapse on Friday — the third incident in less than one month.

The grid had collapsed on March 14 at 10:40am leading to power outage across the country.

Barely 48 hours later, the grid collapsed again on March 15, resulting in blackout in communities across states.

Confirming the latest development in a statement on Friday, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communication, Kaduna Electric, said the grid collapsed at 6:29pm.

“Dear Esteemed Customers, the management of Kaduna Electric regrets to inform you that the current outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to a collapse of the national grid,” the statement reads.

“The collapse occurred at about 18:29 pm this evening. Normal power supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is restored.

“We sincerely apologise for all inconveniences.”

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