South-East thrown into darkness over electricity workers’ strike

By Charles Onyekwere, ABAKALIKI

Business and social activities across the South-East zone of the country have been hampered completely by power distribution company.

This is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) power stations. The development threw the five South-East states into a total blackout, Wednesday afternoon.

electricity workers strike in South-East

Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company(EEDC), confirmed to The Trumpet that operations across the franchise area of the company have been disrupted.

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He said, “as a result of this development all our feeders are out of supply and this has affected supply to our esteemed customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo State. Consultations are ongoing among critical stakeholders in the power sector to address this issue and possibly restore supply.

“The Management of EEDC hereby encourage 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.

“We, therefore, appeal for continued patience and understanding while this is resolved,” he noted.

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