The nation has been plunged into total darkness as the power grid recorded a total collapse on Saturday morning, our correspondent has learnt.
The system collapse led to the shutdown of all the nation’s power plants.
NAIJ.com gathered that over half of the country’s population has no access to grid-connected electricity and those who are connected to the grid suffer extensive power outages. Nigeria’s current installed capacity is estimated at around 12,500 MW, only half of this is operational, and only about 5,000 MW reaches the grid. Restricted output has been blamed on gas supply problems, water shortages, grid constraints and breakdowns. Nigerian electricity crisis explained on NAIJ.com TV
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