Blackout across Nigeria as national grid collapses for the fifth time in 2024

The national grid reportedly experienced a fresh collapse in the early hours of Monday, April 15, throwing the country into total darkness.

This comes barely three weeks after the grid collapsed on Thursday, March 28, the fourth in 2024.

BusinessDay reports that data obtained from the Nigerian System Operator’s portal, reveals the grid recorded an unprecedented zero Megawatts (MW) at t about 2:00 am and is currently generating a meagre 52.3MW around 7:10 am the same day.

According to the report, the consequences of this blackout were felt nationwide, as electricity distribution companies (DisCos) struggled to cope with the sudden and prolonged outage.

This collapse marks the fifth grid disturbance in 2024, adding to challenges that have long plagued Nigeria’s power sector.

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