Bishop Mighty
Moses Bliss
Nathaniel Bassey
Don Moen
Frank Edward
Mercy Chinwo
Preye Odede
Steve Crown

« | »

[News] Electricity workers call off strike, businesses count losses

Published by on August 18th, 2022.


Businesses and other power consumers were thrown into darkness on Wednesday as the industrial action embarked upon by electricity workers, which lasted for almost one day, led to the total shutdown of the national power grid.

Power generation crashed fell below 4,000 megawatts as workers of the National Union of Electricity Employees went on strike to protest against a compulsory promotion interview for principal managers, unpaid entitlement, among other issues.

Although the Federal Government announced on Wednesday night that the union had halted the strike, it had earlier declared that the action by the electricity workers resulted in a collapse of the country’s grid.

“Following the industrial dispute declared by the two in-house unions at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the national electric power grid has been shut down by union functionaries – even as unfettered effort was being made to resolve the issues upon which the action was called,” the government stated in a statement from its power transmission company.

It added, “The incident occurred at 15:01hours today (Wednesday) after several 330kV transmission lines and 33kV feeder-lines across the power system network had been switched off by the union members, resulting in generation-load imbalance and multiple voltage escalations at critical stations and substations.

“Regrettably, this is coming weeks after we had emerged from a hectic grid management regime, precipitated by paucity of generation, which we grappled with for a couple of months.”

The PUNCH observed that the development resulted in blackout across the country, as virtually all power distribution companies confirmed this in various statements.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, for instance, stated that at 3:01pm on Wednesday, the country recorded its 7th system collapse, which caused total blackout in Lagos State.

Other power distributors including Ikeja, Enugu, Benin, Ibadan, among others, also informed their customers of the power disruption.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EEDC) announced power supply disruption within the South-East due to the strike by electricity workers.

The distribution company disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, through its Head, Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, which was made available to our correspondent in Enugu.

“Following the industrial strike embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) power stations, operations across the franchise area of EEDC plc have been disrupted.

“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,” he said.

Ikeja DisCo, in its own public notice, said, “Dear esteemed customer, due to the ongoing nationwide picketing of transmission stations by the NUEE, we are currently experiencing disruption of power supply as most stations within our network have been shut down.”

The NUEE had on Monday threatened to picket the headquarters of TCN over unmet demands of its workers.

The union also stated that the Federal Government had failed to pay the entitlements of some former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria despite an agreement reached with the union in December 2019.

In a circular entitled “Call to Action”, the General Secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, directed members of the union to ensure total compliance, vowing to paralyse the operations of TCN nationwide over anti-masses activities.

Post Views: 250


Song [Album] Sister Lydia Osuoha – My Endless praise Song Bolarinwa Oluwatoyin – Ire Song Rokkydon – Heart keys Song Frank Edwards – Agidigba God Song OSKIDO Fric Gang – No Dulling Song Don – Untrue Song Don-T – For my head Song Etilaboy – Answer me Song Jeremiah Joseph – Emmanuel Song Miracle Godwin – The Call


Share this post with your friends on

8 Responses

    1. Last born

      - 6:21 pm

      Keep up sir
      More grace

    1. Last born

      - 6:22 pm

      Keep up sir. May God lift you up in Jesus name
      Amen Amen Amen
      More Grace

    1. Usip Blossom

      - 7:51 am

      Mighty hand Music is doing a great job. We ask for more Grace upon your ministry. Well done!

    1. Iniobong Felix

      - 6:31 pm

      The song is unique in its on way! It’s nyz God will take you to places beyond your dream, keep promoting the Kingdom of God by your inspiring songs

    1. Ibrahim Adeniyi starbetter

      - 3:32 pm

      Infact mightyhandmusic you are the best among the rest its a very good platform Good job may God bless mightyhandmusic

    1. Sola dollar

      - 12:13 am

      May Gid continue to bless your hustle ,you are really trying 🙏

    1. Treasure

      - 8:55 pm

      Very recommendable, keep it up

    1. Mathew Jonathan faithful

      - 9:06 am

      The song is always moving my spirit

Leave a Reply

NOTE:- Make your comment a bit long to get it approved.

Go Back To The Top

« | »

Looking for something? Search below