Upgrade of transmission infrastructure will check frequent grid collapse -expert

An expert in the power sector, Mr. Kunle Olubiyo, says the upgrade of transmission infrastructure will help check the frequent grid collapses in the country.

Olubiyo, who is also the President of the Nigerian Consumer Protection Network, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.

He said that most of the transmission infrastructure in use in the country is obsolete, adding that there is a need for the government to take a look at the issue.

”The government needs to take a look at this, and it is quite sad that we have not been able to do more than 5,800 megawatts because of grid constraints.

”I think the government needs to do a lot, as there would have been more collapses, but the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has been able to manage it, he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), in a public notice, informed its customers of the system failure.

The company said that the current power outage was due to a system failure from the National Grid.

It said that the system collapsed at about 4:28 on Thursday, causing the outage currently being experienced across our franchise area.

The company appealed to its customers as they were working hard to restore normal supply. (NAN)

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