Blackout In Nigeria As Electricity Workers Commence Strike On Wednesday

Nigerians may be thrown into total blackout from Wednesday as the organised labour had directed workers to shut down the power sector in commencement of an indefinite strike over pending labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Ahead of Wednesday, the power sector workers under the aegis of the National Union of Employees (NUEE) have been scheduled to picket the Abuja National Headquarters of the TCN on Tuesday.

Vanguard reports that according to a circular by the General Secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, titled “Call for Action”, to the Senior Assistant General Secretaries and  Zonal Organising Secretaries dated August 15, 2022, the union directed that the electricity workers should ensure total with the directive.

This is coming amid erratic power supply being experienced across the nation and at least five National Power Grid failures already recorded this year.

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