The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has confirmed the collapse of Nigeria’s power transmission grid on Tuesday night.
This development led to widespread blackout across the country.
The ministry says the collapse was due to a fire incident on the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited.
The incident led to a shutdown of the pipeline that supplies gas to six thermal power plants.
In 2017, power generation reached 7000 megawatts, while about 5155 megawatts was transmitted leaving 2000 megawatts stranded.
The national transmission grid is owned and operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.