Between January and October this year, the national power grid collapsed at least seven times.
Nigerian lawmakers in the House of Representatives have announced their resolve to investigate multiple and recurring collapses of the country’s national electricity grid.
Between January and October this year, the national power grid collapsed at least seven times, throwing the whole country into a blackout.
The incessant national power grid and its attendant economic effects prompted the lawmakers’ resolution to embark on the probe after a member of the House, Sani Bala, from Kano State moved a motion of urgent public importance.
Bala in his motion said the national grid has collapsed over 100 times since the privatisation of Nigeria's electricity sector in 2013 and about eight times this year alone.
“Incomprehensible that all the key power plants in the country, including Egbin, Utorogu, Chevron Oredo, Oben gas-fired power plants, Ughelli, and Chevron Escravos power plants could all shut down at once,” Bala said.
The House subsequently resolved that the committee on power should investigate the incessant collapse of the national grid and make recommendations to prevent any reoccurrence.