Blackout Looms As Electricity Workers Threaten Indefinite Strike
Written by City Radio on August 16, 2022
Nigeria’s electricity supply crisis could worsen from Wednesday as the organized labor has directed workers in the power sector to down tools and commence an indefinite strike over pending labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The National Union of Electricity Employees on Tuesday picketed the headquarters of the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Abuja.
They complained about the alleged failure of the Federal Government to pay the entitlement of former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019.
The aggrieved workers under the aegis of the national union of electricity employees NUEE said this is a prelude to an indefinite strike action expected to commence on August 17.
This means the nation’s electricity supply crisis could worsen from Wednesday following this impasse.