Labour Strike: Nationwide Blackout As TCN Shuts Down National Grid


There is currently nationwide blackout after electricity workers shut down the national grid.

This follows the declaration of an indefinite strike by organized labour unions.


The spokesperson for Transmission Company of Nigeria, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed this on Tuesday.

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According to Mbah, electricity workers, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), followed directives of the Nigeria Labour Congress to withdraw their services around 11:20 am on Monday, leading to a nationwide blackout.


“Electricity workers are NLC members; they’ve followed the directive by organized labour to withdraw their services from Tuesday”, she stated.


The Federal Capital Territory and its environs are experiencing a blackout.

Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress announced a nationwide indefinite strike starting Tuesday despite a court order restraining the unions from doing so.


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