Blackout in South-East states as electricity workers embark on nationwide strike

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The five South-East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo were on Wednesday thrown into total blackout as the electricity workers embarked on a strike. The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) power stations on Wednesday, commenced industrial action which threw the South-East region into total blackout on Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Head Corporate Communications, of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Emeka Ezeh, has appealed to residents of South-East to be vigilant against vandals of power installations in their areas while the strike lasted.
Eze, who spoke to Easterner said that the strike has disrupted its operations across the franchise area of the EEDC in the South East.
He said, “As a result of this development all our feeders are out of supply and this has affected supply to our esteemed customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
“Consultations are ongoing among critical stakeholders in the power sector to address this issue and possibly restore supply.
“The Management of EEDC hereby encourages customers and neighbourhood associations to be vigilant and protect the electrical installations within their environment against elements who might take advantage of this outage to vandalise these installations.
“We, therefore, appeal for continued patience and understanding while this is resolved,” he noted.

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