In another major low for the Buhari Government, Nigeria recorded zero electricity supply on Thursday for about three hours according to reports from the Punch.
The newspaper reporter that eight of the country’s power generating plants did not generate a single ounce of power. The generation plants which were idle includes Egbin, Sapele, Delta State with 240MW installed capacity; Olorunsogo II in Ogun State, with a capacity of 625MW; Rivers IPP, 180MW and Trans-Amadi, 75MW, Geregu I in Kogi; Afam IV & V in Rivers, A.E.S and Asco.
There complete drop in power generation meant there was a complete blackout in Nigeria an unprecedented turn of events since this government came into power.
According to reports the reason for the drop in power generating was shut down due to gas constraints, tripping, maintenance and major overhaul, among other reasons.
A general system collapsed was also reported at about 12.58pm and lasted for about three hours. Electricity was restored at about 3pm, however most parts of country was still in blackouts as at Friday morning. Industry analysts explain that it often takes days to restore power supply after a system collapse.