At last, TCN speaks on ‘nationwide blackout’

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday denied reports of nationwide blackout occasioned by the commencement of the strike actions by the National Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC).

It said the national grid is intact and currently supplying bulk electricity to distribution companies.

TCN Spokesperson, Mrs Ndidi Mba, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja.

She noted that the National Control Centre Osogbo which controls bulk power transmission nationwide, is actively operational.

“We hereby note that the nation’s grid is intact and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centres nationwide,” she said.

The two major labour unions – NLC and TUC, had declared the strike, following the brutalisation of the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, in Imo state on 1 November, 2023.

Ajaero was attacked in Owerri, the state capital, during NLC protest against the Imo state government over alleged maltreatment of workers in the state.

The unions on Monday directed their members to down tools across the country as from Tuesday.