Following the collapse of national grid, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EKDC has announced a total blackout all over southeastern Nigeria.
This comes as the Eko Distribution Company had told Lagosians to get ready for blackout as a result of the collapse, saying it would continuously update the public on the development.
Nigerians had always grappled with the problem of epileptic power supply, but the situation became too bad now as the national grid collapsed once again on Monday morning.
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the incident in a Twitter post.
“Dear esteemed customer, we regret to inform you of a total system collapse on the national grid at 10:40 am today, leading to outages across our network. We are closely monitoring the situation with our TCN partners to determine the cause and a timeline for resolution,” Eko Electricity Distribution Company tweeted.
In its statement signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Emeka, Ezeh, the Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) stated it “wishes to inform her esteemed customers in the South East of a general system collapse which occurred this morning, Monday, 14th March, 2022 at 10:40 am.”
“This is the reason for the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.
“Consequently, all our outgoing feeders are out and supply to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States are affected by this development.
“We are on standby and awaiting signal from the National Control Centre (NCC) for restoration of supply,” it added.
According to reports, the states affected include Lagos, Enugu, Kaduna, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo states, among others.
The development comes as Nigerians continue to battle epileptic power supply and a hike in fuel prices in the last few weeks.