The national grid has once again experienced system failure, resulting in nationwide blackout since 6.49pm on Sunday.

According to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), the development was responsible for the current power outage being experienced.

The disruption marked the 17th time the grid would collapse in 2022.

AEDC through its verified Facebook page on Sunday night appealed to its Abuja customers and those within its areas of operation for understanding as concerned authorities were working tirelessly to restore power supply.

“Please be informed that the current power outage is due to a system failure from the National Grid. The system collapsed at about 6.49pm today 12th June, 2022, causing the outage currently being experienced.

“We appeal for your understanding as all stakeholders are working hard to restore normal supply,” said the management of AEDC.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company in separate messages also confirmed the grid collapse.

Speaking on the Sunday’s collapse in a notice on its verified Twitter handle, entitled, “Power Outage In Our Franchise Due To Grid Collapse,” Kaduna Disco said, “Dear esteemed customers, we regret to inform you that the power outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to system collapse of the national grid.

“The collapse occured at about 18:47pm this evening hence the loss of supply on all our outgoing feeders. Power supply shall be restored as soon as the national grid is powered back. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.”

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