National Grid Shutdown Causes Blackout Amid Nationwide Strike in Nigeria

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the national grid was shut down by the Labour union, resulting in a widespread blackout as a nationwide strike commenced.

According to a TCN statement, the shutdown occurred at approximately 2:19 am on Monday, June 3, 2024. The disruption began from the Benin transmission operator and extended to other substations, including Ganmo, Benin, Ayede, Olorunsogo, Akangba, and Osogbo.

The shutdown forced power generating units from various stations to halt some of their operations. Despite the shutdown, TCN reported that by around 3:23 am, efforts to recover the grid had begun. The recovery process involved using the Shiroro Substation to supply bulk electricity to the Katampe Transmission Substation.

TCN has assured the public that it is committed to sustaining efforts to recover and stabilize the grid. The company aims to restore normal bulk transmission of electricity to distribution load centres across the nation as quickly as possible.

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