National Grid Collapse Caused By Vandalism – Power Ministry

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The Federal Ministry of Power, has said that the current collapse of the national grid was caused by an act of vandalism.

In a statement issued on Saturday, by Isa Sanusi, media aide to the Power Minister, Abubakar Aliyu, the vandalism occurred at the Odukpani—Ikot Ekpene 330kV double circuit transmission line.

Part of the statement read, “The immediate cause of national blackout (system collapse) was an act of vandalism on a transmission tower on the Odukpani—Ikot Ekpene 330kV double circuit transmission line thus resulting in a sudden loss of about 400MW of generation.”

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