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Workers’ strike cause of blackout in Imo: Enugu DisCo

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says the current loss of electricity supply in Imo is due to the ongoing strike of its workers.

• May 4, 2023
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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says the current loss of electricity supply in Imo is due to the ongoing strike of its workers.

The company said workers belonging to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) were on strike over alleged “violent disruption and unprovoked assault on Imo workers by yet-to-be-identified persons during the May Day celebration.”

This is contained in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu by EEDC spokesman Emeka Ezeh.

“After the joint Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday, the organised labour resolved that all affiliates of both NLC and TUC in Imo are to withdraw their services beginning from 12 midnight on Tuesday,” it said. “Consequently, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which is EEDC’s primary source of power supply, was forced to shut down in the state this morning by 00:00 hours.”

The statement added, “As a result of this development, all customers of EEDC in Imo under its Owerri, New Owerri, Orlu, and Mbaise districts are out of electricity supply. We are aware of the inconveniences this situation will cause our esteemed customers and are hopeful that the issue will be resolved in good time and supply restored to our customers.”

The electricity firm appealed to customers to be vigilant and ensure that vandals do not attack the electricity infrastructure serving them during the outage period.


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