Following the nationwide power outage between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, a Lagos-based senior lawyer, Jiti Ogunye, SAN, has reacted to the development with a prayer that the ‘national greed’ should collapse in order to fix the nation’s power grid once and for all.
Ogunye took to his verified Facebook page on Monday to make the prayer, suggesting that corruption was behind incessant system failures experienced by the national grid.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria wrote: “May our national greed collapse so that the national grid can be revived!”
LEADERSHIP reported the latest system failure, resulting in nationwide blackout since about 6.49pm on Sunday to early Monday morning.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), through its verified Facebook page on Sunday night, appealed to its Abuja customers and those within its areas of operation for understanding as concerned authorities were working tirelessly to restore power supply.
“Please be informed that the current power outage is due to a system failure from the National Grid. The system collapsed at about 6.49pm today 12th June, 2022, causing the outage currently being experienced.
“We appeal for your understanding as all stakeholders are working hard to restore normal supply,” said the management of AEDC.