The Transmission Company of Nigeria ,TCN, has shut down the national grid in response to the indefinite strike declared by organized labor unions.
The National Union of Electricity Employees ,NUEE , which includes electricity workers, followed the directives of the Nigeria Labour Congress , NLC, to withdraw their services, resulting in a nationwide blackout.
TCN spokesperson Ndidi Mbah confirmed the shutdown, noting that electricity workers, being NLC members, adhered to the organized labor directive to withdraw their services from Tuesday.
As a consequence, the Federal Capital Territory and its environs are currently experiencing a total blackout. The nationwide indefinite strike was initiated by the NLC and Trade Union Congress, despite a court order restraining the unions.
The Presidency criticized the strike, characterizing it as a disregard for the judiciary and a flagrant disobedience of a court order.
The government expressed concerns about the potential negative impact on the nation’s economy and social activities due to the personal interests of labor leaders.