Nationwide blackout as TCN shut down national grid over labour strike

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.

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