National Grid: SERAP sues Buhari over missing N11trn electricity fund

The Socio- Economic Rights and Accountability Project ( SERAP) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court for allegedly failing “to probe allegations that over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply since 1999 may have been stolen, mismanaged or diverted into private pockets.”

According to Channels Television report, in the suit number FHC/L/CS/1119/2022 filed last week at the Federal High Court, Lagos, SERAP sought for “an order of mandamus to direct and compel President Buhari to investigate how over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply has been allegedly squandered by governments since 1999.”

This comes after it was reported that Nigeria’s electricity grid has collapsed at least three times within five months, and 130 times in 7 years, putting lots of households across the country into darkness.

In other news, On Sunday, June 12, The national grid on collapsed which is leading to a nationwide blackout.

According to Punch report, The collapse leds to the shutdown of the outgoing electricity feeders of some power distribution companies.

The grid which collapsed around 6.47pm, makes it the fifth collapse of Nigeria’s electricity grid in 2022.

In a separate message, The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the grid collapse on Sunday.

According to the findings, following the incident, the quantum of power on the grid as at 6am on Sunday was 3,628.6 megawatts, but it was gathered that this crashed significantly in the evening leading to the eventual grid collapse.

Nigeria’s power grid had collapsed twice in March and twice again in April this year, as the power generation on the system had continued to fluctuate due to various concerns such as gas constraint, water management challenges, gas pipeline vandalism, among others. 

Continue reading: Just In: Black out hits homes as national grid collapses for the fifth time in 2022

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