Following the recent ousting of Niger’s elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, by a military junta, the Nigerian Government has taken action by cutting off power supplies to Niger Republic.
This decision came after an emergency meeting held by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), during which sanctions were imposed on Niger Republic, including freezing utility services. The country’s electricity company, Nigelec, confirmed this development, as reported by Daily Trust.
BBC also reported that the cities of Maradi, Zinder, and Niamey experienced power for approximately an hour before it was intentionally shut down for up to five hours.
Such power outages are rare in Niger, a nation known for having consistent and reliable electricity supplies. It is important to note that Niger Republic relies on Nigeria for 70 percent of its electricity supply, which is primarily generated from the Kainji Dam.
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