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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC) on Tuesday night reported its second system collapse, which occurred at 5.10 pm, which has resulted in blackout across the entire States in the Southeast.
EEDC stated that this is coming barely 24 hours after the grid collapse experienced in the early hours of Monday, March 14, 2022.
The first collapse was said to have been fixed with less than four hours before the second collapse.
Confirming the development in a statement to it customers which was sighted by The Eastern Updates, the Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, said as a result of this unfortunate development, all our outgoing feeders are out and supply to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States has been affected.
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The statement said, ‘We are currently on standby, awaiting further directive from the National Control Centre (NCC) for restoration of supply.’
The first EEDC general system collapse occurred on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 10:40 am
Eze, while confirming the development in his statement yesterday, said “EEDC wishes to inform her esteemed customers in the South East of a general system collapse which occurred on Monday, 14th March, 2022 at 10:40 am.
‘This is the reason for the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.’
Many users took to social media to decry the situation calling on the authorities to fix the issues.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Digital and New Media, Bashir Ahmad has reacted to the collapse of the national grid.
Ahmad maintained that power has improved under Buhari’s administration.
He explained that the collapse of the power grid was caused by a weak transmission system which was inherited from the previous administration.
In a tweet, the Presidential aide recalled that Nigeria experienced four collapses in 2020 and 42 in 2010.
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