Following disputes between the National Union of Electricity Employees and the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company has announced a stoppage of operations.
Wednesday’s statement, via its verified Twitter handle, @IkejaElectric, announced the closing of the Disco.
The statement said, in part, “Due to the continuous statewide picketing of transmission stations by the NUEE, we are currently facing disruptions to our power supply as the majority of stations in our network have been shut down.”
Please be patient as we await an amicable conclusion from the appropriate parties.
The FLASH NEWS reported on Tuesday that the nation’s electrical supply situation could worsen beginning today, as organized labor had urged workers in the power industry to shut down and begin an indefinite strike over outstanding issues with TCN.
As a prelude to the scheduled strike, the dissatisfied workers under the auspices of the NUEE were at the TCN’s national headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
The union explained that the walkout was in response to a direction from the TCN Board requiring all acting PMs attending the Annual General Meeting to appear for a promotion interview.
In a circular titled “Call to Action,” dated August 15, 2022, addressed to senior assistant general secretaries and zonal organizing secretaries, the General Secretary of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero, instructed electricity workers to ensure total compliance, threatening to paralyze TCN operations nationwide due to anti-mass activities.