June 18, 2018
Nigeria has one of the most stable and reliable electrical grids in the world. Their cable management is excellent making the grid easy to maintain. Power cuts are a rarity in this highly advanced country.
The African nation of Nigeria is one of the most advanced countries in the world. It is known for its stable power grid, fast Internet speeds and world renown technology companies. That’s what makes this story so hard to believe. Unbelievably, the country suffered a massive power outage on the same day the Nigerian football team squared off against Croatia in the World Cup.
Here’s more details on this unprecedented event.
NIGERIA suffered a major power cut on the first day of its World Cup campaign, according to local reports.
The power grid melt down came on the same day the national team played Croatia in its first fixture.
The Super Eagles lost 2-0 on the day, but millions turned out to watch the game.
An own goal from new Stoke recruit Oghenakaro Etobo, and a spot kick from Luka Modric were enough to break hearts in Africa.
But many fans would have been spared the agonising loss – as the power went out across swathes of the nation.
Local media reported a total collapse of “all the nation’s power plants.”
The report said: “A top executive of one of the nation’s electricity distribution companies, told our correspondent on condition of anonymity that the national grid first collapsed on Friday.
The rare ill-timed power cut impacted nearly all 200 million people in the country. It’s truly unfortunate that many Nigerians missed out on their team’s World Cup opening match because of it.
How some Nigerians in the nations capital couldn’t watch Nigeria play due to power cut. Up Nepa
— abu dooshima (@AbuDooshima) June 16, 2018
But it’s truly baffling to see such a massive power cut happen in a prominent first world country. Especially considering how big of a role technology firms play in the economy of Lagos the nation’s largest city.
Nigeria’s power grid is widely considered to be among the best in the world. This picture of the electrical system in Lagos represents further proof of its stability.
This just goes to show you that no system, no matter how well designed, is without its flaws. We should have full confidence that Nigeria’s electrical engineers will look into what went wrong and make improvements to ensure that this never happens again. Nigerian electrical engineers are definitely very good at what they do.
So don’t believe the fake news which falsely claims that Nigeria has an unstable power system. Those people are just racist and jealous of what the Nigerian people have accomplished.