The South Eastern zone of Nigeria has been plunged into darkness, following the outage of power. The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) reacting to the incident has informed its customers in the South Eastern region about an extensive power outage due to a system grid collapse.
Mr. Emeka Ezeh, the Head of Corporate Communications at EEDC, revealed this disturbing news during a press briefing in Enugu, as reported by Journalists 101.
EEDC conveyed its regrets to its valued customers as it disclosed the disheartening incident
that transpired at 12:40 am on September 14, 2023. The system collapse has unleashed a
widespread power outage that has currently enveloped the entire network of the South Eastern states.
The system failure after mat affected all the interface TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria) stations, hence they are without power supply. Regrettably, EEDC is unable to render its services to customers in the states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo. This blackout has
undoubtedly disrupted daily life and various businesses in the region.
During the press briefing, Mr. Ezeh shared,
We are on standby, anxiously awaiting comprehensive information regarding the cause of the collapse and updates on the restoration of power supply from the National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo”.
This situation has prompted concerns among residents and businesses in the affected states, who are eagerly awaiting the restoration of power and a swift resolution to this power crisis.
As the EEDC navigates this challenging situation, customers in the South Easterner region are urged to exercise patience while the necessary actions are taken to rectify the system collapse and
restore regular power supply to the area. The EEDC has reassured its customers of its
commitment to resolving this issue as swiftly as possible and ensuring minimal disruption to
their daily lives.
Presently, residents and businesses in the affected states must cope with the inconvenience of
this unexpected power outage while the EEDC and relevant authorities work tirelessly to bring
stability back to the region electricity grid.