DISCOs apologize to customers over incessant national grid collapse


By Ismail Auwal

After the national grid collapsed on Friday evening, there is yet another blackout in  Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Abuja, and the Jigawa States.

At least three Distribution Companies (DISCOs) confirmed the news on their respective social media accounts, informing their customers about the situation in their respective domains.

Some of the DISCOs that engaged the public on the system collapse include the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), and Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

In its update to consumers in Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa States, KEDCO apologised for any inconveniences the outage might have caused.

“We write to inform our numerous customers in Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa States that the current power outage is due to a system collapse on the National Grid.”

“Which as a result causes the current power outage on our network. We sincerely apologise for any inconveniences this may cause to our customers,” it tweeted.

During their various updates, they blamed the outage experienced by customers in various states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on a general system failure that occurred between 6:30 and 8:50 p.m.

“Dear Esteemed Customers, we regret to inform you that a system collapse occurred on the National Grid at 6:30pm, Friday, April 8, 2022,” EKEDC said in a tweet. “Our partners are assessing the extent of the damage to the National Grid and how soon it will be restored, more information will be provided soon.

“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to our customers and we assure you that we are working on a swift resolution.”

AEDC, on its part, sought the understanding

Despite the government’s effort to improve the power supply, major cities in the country experienced blackouts at least twice in March

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