The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has explained the reason behind the current blackout being suffered in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and all of its franchise areas.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports AEDC attributes the power outage to the two-day warning strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Recall that NLC in a communique at the end of its National Executive Council said it would commence a two-day nationwide warning strike from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6. The strike has grounded activities in the country.
The management of AEDC in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday disclosed that engagements with key stakeholders are ongoing toward minimising the impact of the strike.
”We are aware of the general power outage being experienced across our franchise, this is due to enforcement of the two-day warning strike embarked upon by the labour union.
”We apologise for any inconvenience you may be experiencing as a result of this, as we continue our engagement with key stakeholders toward minimising the impact of the strike on our customers,” it stated.
AEDC urge their customers to take necessary precautions to manage the outage effectively.
The company advised its customer to unplug sensitive electronic devices and appliances from power sources pending the restoration of power.
”We will continue to provide updates on developments regarding the impact of the strike action on our operations through our official social media handles.
”Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this challenging time. We remain committed to serve you,” it said.