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EEDC Points To Labour Strike As Cause Of Imo Blackout

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The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has cited the organized labour union‘s strike in the state as the reason behind the disruption of electricity supply throughout Imo.

This information was conveyed in a statement released by Mr. Emeka Ezeh, the Head of Corporate Communications at EEDC, on Thursday in Enugu.

‘EEDC wishes to inform its esteemed customers in Imo State that the loss of supply currently being experienced follows the industrial action by organised labour unions in Imo State.’

‘This led to the union shutting down our source of supply at Egbu Transmission Station, leaving us with no energy to distribute to our customers.’

‘As a result of this development, the whole of Imo State is without electricity supply,’ he said.

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According to him, ‘We appreciate the inconveniences this situation must have caused our customers, and we hope that the issue will be resolved soon,’ he said.

However, the EEDC spokesperson reassured the citizens of Imo that the company is prepared to reinstate the supply once the industrial action is resolved.

‘EEDC is committed to improving on its processes and delivering improved services to its esteemed customers,’ he added.

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) instructed all electricity workers to halt all electricity services after Joe Ajaero, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), was reportedly attacked in Imo state.

Ajaero and other NLC leaders, accompanied by the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), convened at the state secretariat in Owerri to commence a scheduled demonstration for Thursday, November 2, and a potential strike, citing numerous grievances against the Imo state government.

These grievances include unpaid wages, outstanding allowances, and reported mistreatment of workers by the state government.

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