Blackout: Watch as Electricity workers shut down Abuja TCN station over strike

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Electricity workers on Wednesday shut down major power stations due to the ongoing nationwide strike.

On Tuesday, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) directed its members to go on strike over “contravention of workers’ conditions and default on the payment of entitlement by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)”.

TCN, however, appealed to the workers to suspend the proposed strike, assuring that steps had been taken to resolve the issues.

Goddy Jedy-Agba, minister of state for power, urged the union to give the government two weeks to address the issues raised and come up with proposals for an acceptable resolution.

In a trending video, the workers were seen shutting down power station in Abuja as they chanted solidarity songs.

The regional station covers four states in the north-west, including Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara.

Reacting to the development, Ikeja Electric said it is currently experiencing disruption of power supply due to the strike.

“Dear Esteemed Customer, Due to the ongoing nationwide picketing of Transmission Stations by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), we are currently experiencing disruption of power supply as most stations within our network have been shut down,” Ikeja Disco said in a public notice.

“Kindly bear with us as we await amicable resolution by the relevant stakeholders. Thank you for your usual understanding and cooperation.”

Meanwhile, Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, has invited the striking electricity workers for an emergency meeting.

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