NIGERIA PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS AS TCN SHUT DOWN NATIONAL GRID OVER NLC, TUC STRIKE
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on November 14, 2023
Electricity workers across Nigeria have shut down the national grid, leading to a nationwide blackout.
The strike was called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in protest of the assault on Joe Ajaero, the President of the NLC, on November 1, 2023, in Imo State.
Ndidi Mbah, the spokesperson for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), confirmed the strike today. She said that electricity workers, members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), followed directives of the NLC to withdraw their services.
Currently, the Federal Capital Territory and its environs are experiencing a blackout.