The Transmission Company of Nigeria has shut down the national grid following the declaration of an indefinite strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress.
The spokesperson for the Transmission Company of Nigeria confirmed this in a statement made available to Geeky Nigeria 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.
Reports from a Geeky Nigeria correspondent gathered that the Federal Capital Territory and its environs are experiencing a blackout.
Confirming the development, the Presidency, in a statement by Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information & Strategy, said strike action by unions was a flagrant disobedience to court order and a lack of respect for the judiciary.
Accordingly, the government expressed displeasure that the nation’s economy and social activities should not suffer because of the personal interest of any labour leader.