Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has confirmed that the blackout in Awka, Anambra State capital is occasioned by the industrial action by members of organised labour.
A press release by Mr Emeka Eze, the spokesperson of the company said the blackout is also affecting other states in the south east.
The press release by the company is below…
*INDUSTRIAL ACTION: NOTICE OF LOSS OF SUPPLY IN PARTS OF EEDC NETWORK*
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.
*Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC*