Nationwide Black Out Continues As Workers Shutdown Transmission Company


Electricity workers in Abia state have joined the two days warning strike embarked by the national body, resulting total black out in the state.

This, was disclosed by a staff who pleaded anonymity with our correspondent, adding that darkness would persist until they (transmission companies) resume work after the industrial action.

In another development, workers of Osogbo Transmission Company have also joined the two days warning strike by the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The workers who are also members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Tuesday, in Osun State joined the protest in order to show their concern against the negative impacts of the removal of fuel subsidy.

While speaking with journalists, the Vice President West, National Union of Electricity Employees, Comrade Sodiq Adewale, said members of his union being an affiliate of NLC complied with the directive to down tools.

He said, “We are part of the strike and we are critical stakeholders as far as NLC is concerned.

“Presently, in compliance with the NLC directive, we are mandated to embark on a warning strike which started today and will continue tomorrow. As you can see, the whole place is under lock. Nobody is coming in and as time goes on, we are going to be reviewing our activities at the level of our actions.

“So far from our end, we have total compliance. Nobody is saying there is going to be a disruption of power, but our men are out. We are not tampering with anything.

“Generally, look at the economy. We are talking about palliatives, it has to be fast. How long will it take the process to be implemented? They have to fast-track whatever processes they are working on to alleviate the suffering of the masses.”

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