The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed that the nation’s electricity grid experienced multiple trippings on Sunday morning, which led to the collapse of the system.
Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, the TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, in a statement on Sunday also apologized to Nigerians and customers over the national grid collapse.
It was earlier reported that Nigeria was plunged into total blackout following the collapse of the nation’s power grid.
The power grid was said to have collapsed in the early hours of Sunday.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) regrets to inform electricity consumers nationwide that at 11:25 am today, the nation’s electricity grid experienced multiple trippings, which led to the collapse of the system,” The statement read.
TCN has since commenced grid restoration; power has been successfully restored to every part of the country, except Calabar, Uguwaji, Markudi, Jos, Gombe, Yola and Maiduguri axes.
“Effort is, however, ongoing to ensure full restoration nationwide.
“We regret the inconvenience this has caused electricity consumers.”