Outrage As Blackout Eclipses Over National Grid Collapse
Nigerians have reacted on social media with disappointment over the blackout in the country.
Taking to micro-blogging platform, Twitter, on Friday, November 13, Eko Electricity Distribution Company said in a tweet that the blackout was caused by a partial collapse on the National Grid.
“Dear customer, there is a partial system collapse on the National Grid that’s causing outages across our network. We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience,” the company said.
There is a partial system collapse on the National Grid that’s causing outages across our network.
We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply as soon as possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience.#PowerUpdate #EkoElectricity
— Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) November 13, 2020
Nigerians have, however, taken to Twitter to express their angst, addressing electricity distribution companies by the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).
@astuffia wrote; Nepa will take light after 10 hours of constant supply (after 2 days without power) & someone will say “they’ve tried”. We’ve internalized mediocrity in this country.
@ibaliyu60 wrote, Electricity in Nigeria is gradually becoming eclipse of the sun, very soon children will start going on excursion to NEPA office just to see light…
@pipper1290 wrote; Up nepa … Heat don almost kill person
@mamachell wrote; Everyday we argue that NEPA , OUR and other agencies have NO teeth. Yet still when they finally bite we say not so hot! Not there! Not 1 but 2 agencies say NOPE. I think we should pay attention. Just my 2 cents please don’t attack or be stupid. I don’t have the energy today
@mainstunner7 wrote; Someone said the reason why the match was played by 5 is because they are afraid that nepa will not bring the light by 7
@funshodrq1 wrote; Up Nepa is up Nepa. Which one be IELTS standard tweet?
@olamicome wrote; Food stuffs Increased
Fuel price Increased
Cable TV price increased
Gas price Increased
House rent increased
Nepa Bill increased
Even Pure water is now 8 bags for 1k
But Salary refused to rise.
I am having the Nigerian headache
Meanwhile, the head office of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company along Ahmadu Bello way, Jos, Plateau was on Friday gutted by fire.