The entire South East has been thrown into total darkness due to the ongoing industrial action by the organised labour and affiliate unions in the country.
The Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday evening.
According to Ezeh, the taskforce team of the NLC and TUC visited the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stations, forced workers out, including EEDC interface Distribution Substation Officers (DSO) and shutdown the stations.
Ezeh said the action resulted in loss of supply from the New Haven, Abakaliki, Ugwuaji, Oji River, Agu Awka, Nibo, Ohiya, and Awada TCN stations leaving only Nru TCN Station, Nsukka, fed from Otukpo axis still with electricity supply in its entire network.
He acknowledged the inconveniences the development may have caused customers and pleaded for understanding.
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“The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers that the loss of supply currently experienced in some parts of the South East is as a result of the ongoing nationwide strike by the organised labour”.
” Earlier today, the taskforce team of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) visited the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stations, forced workers out, including our interface Distribution Substation Officers (DSO) and shutdown the stations”.
” This action resulted in loss of supply from the New Haven, Abakaliki, Ugwuaji, Oji River, Agu Awka, Nibo, Ohiya, and Awada TCN stations”.
*Consequently, the entire Enugu, Ebonyi, and Anambra State and Umuahia District in Abia State are without electricity supply”.
” Currently, Nru TCN Station, Nsukka, fed from Otukpo axis is the only station still with electricity supply in our entire network”.
“It will be recalled that our customers in Imo State have been without electricity supply since 1st November, 2023, following a faceoff between the Labour Union and the Imo State government which led to the shutdown of Egbu TCN Station, our source of supply. ”
”We are aware of the inconveniences this development has caused our customers and plead for their understanding, as the situation is beyond us”.
”We are hopeful that the issue will be resolved soon so we can restore supply to our esteemed customers”.