Electricity workers have shut down the national grid following the declaration of an indefinite strike by organized labour unions.
Ndidi Mbah, the spokesperson for Transmission Company of Nigeria, confirmed this in an interview with Daily Post on Tuesday.
According to her, electricity workers, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), followed directives of the Nigeria Labour Congress to withdraw their services around 11:20 am on Monday, leading to a nationwide blackout.
“Electricity workers are NLC members; they’ve followed the directive by organized labour to withdraw their services from Tuesday”, she stated.
Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congres Trade Union Congress announced a nationwide indefinite strike starting Tuesday despite a court order restraining the unions from doing so.