Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), says the loss of electricity supply currently experienced in some parts of the South-East is as a result of the ongoing nationwide strike by organised labour.he
On Wednesday, the taskforce team of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) visited the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) stations, forced workers out, including its interface Distribution Substation Officers (DSO) and shutdown the stations.
The Head, Corporate Communications of EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said in a statement on Wednesday, that the action resulted in loss of supply from the New Haven, Abakaliki, Ugwuaji, Oji River, Agu Awka, Nibo, Ohiya, and Awada TCN stations.
Ezeh said that consequently, the entire Enugu, Ebonyi, and Anambra States and Umuahia District in Abia State are without electricity supply.
According to him, 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 Nov. 1, 2023, following a faceoff between Organised Labour 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,” he said.