Total Darkness Looms in Nigeria as Electricity Workers Commence Indefinite Strike Tomorrow
Nigeria may be thrown into total darkness as from Wednesday as the organised labour has directed electricity workers to shut down the power sector and commence an indefinite strike.
The strike is in view of pending labour issues between the workers, under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
This is coming amid erratic power supply being experienced across the nation in the last one year, whereas in at least five different times, the National Power Grid had collapsed
Orient Energy Review (OER) gathered that the agreed workers will, on Tuesday, stage a non violent demonstration at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) national headquarters in Maitama, Abuja.
The directive given by organized labour instructed the electricity workers to completely shut down the power sector over pending Labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
It was gathered that the directive for the commencement of the strike was made known in a circular titled “Call for Action” by the general secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, and sent to the senior assistant general secretaries and zonal organising secretaries.
According to the circular dated August 15, 2022, the electricity workers were directed to ensure total compliance to the directive.
With the proposed indefinite strike, the entire country will be thrown into total darkness amid epileptic electricity supply already being experienced.