Why There is Nationwide Blackout - DISCOS
By Olamide Fadoju
Some Electricity Distribution companies in Nigeria have explained the reason for the power outage currently experienced in the country.
In tweets, via their various channels, Distribution companies in Lagos, Jos and Abuja blamed the ' system collapse' of the National Grid for the lack of electricity and promised to restore power as soon as it is rectified.
Dear valued customer,
Please be informed that the present outage being experienced is due to a system collapse of the National grid. Work is on going to identify the fault and restore supply accordingly. Please bear with us.
— Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) December 11, 2019
Good day, The loss of power supply is due to a grid system outage. We sincerely regret this and hope for quick restoration. We will keep you updated as time goes by. We appreciate your understanding.
— aedcelectricity (@aedcelectricity) December 12, 2019
Esteemed customers, the power outage being experienced across our franchise states is as a result of the collapse of the national grid.We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and will restore power supply as soon as the national grid is back in circuit.
— Jos Electricity Distribution (JED) PLC (@josdisco) December 12, 2019
Meanwhile, The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) says it has suspended the strike it embarked upon on Wednesday.
The union went on strike after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum issued to Saleh Mamman, minister of power, to implement its demands. But in a statement on Thursday, NUEE through its General Secretary Joe Ajaero, said the union decided to suspend the strike following talks with the federal government.
According to him, in a meeting that lasted till the early hours of Thursday, the Federal Government addressed their demands.
“Following the agreement reached between NUEE and representatives of Government this morning, on all the issues in contention, the Union wishes to suspend the industrial action it embarked upon to press home these demands,” the statement read. “Consequently, members are urged to return to their duty posts while we monitor the implementation of these agreements. We would not hesitate to resume action if the agreements are not implemented,” the statement read.