Electricity workers strike update now
The distribution of electricity has come to a complete halt across the entirety of the South-East States.
This is as a result of the strike that was initiated by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at the power stations that are owned and operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
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As a result of the development, the five states in the South-East were completely without power on Wednesday afternoon.
Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications for EEDC, has confirmed to newsmen that the operations of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) have been disrupted across the entirety of the company’s franchise area.
According to him, “as a result of this development all of our feeders are out of supply, and this has affected supply to our esteemed customers in the states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, and Enugu.”
Critical stakeholders in the power sector are currently holding discussions to address this problem and possibly restore supply.
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“The Management of EEDC encourages customers and neighbourhood associations to be vigilant and protect the electrical installations within their environment against elements who might take advantage of this outage to vandalise these installations,”
The statement read, “The Management of EEDC encourages customers and neighbourhood associations to be vigilant and protect the electrical installations within their environment.”
He mentioned that because of this, “we are appealing for continued patience and understanding while this is being resolved.”
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Meanwhile, The TCN Kaduna Regional station serves Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara, four states in northwest Nigeria.
The Mando TCN Station in the capital city of Kaduna state was picketed by NUEE officials on Wednesday morning, halting operations.
They then ordered employees to leave the company’s property before locking the gate with their own keys.
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They vowed not to start working again until the Federal Government complied with all of their demands.
The power union is protesting the non-payment of outstanding arrears owed to former employees of the disbanded Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
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Suspension of worker employment terms and career opportunities, and the TCN board’s instruction to conduct promotion interviews for acting principal managers who are transitioning to assistant general managers.
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