Nationwide blackout imminent as electricity workers in Abuja, Osogbo, others join NLC strike

Power supply has been disrupted in Abuja, Osogbo and other states following the decision of the National Union of Electricity Employees on Tuesday join the warning strike called by the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

Prolong power outages have also been recorded in other states on Tuesday with no explanation from the distribution companies.

The strike, according to NLC, is to protest the negative impacts of the removal of fuel subsidy by President Bola Tinubu on May 29.

Checks reveal that some workers of Osogbo Region Transmission Company of Nigeria were locked out of the premises.

Also, some branches of commercial banks in Osogbo did not open to customers, while some others opened for business.

Security presence was also observed at Old Garage, Ola-Iya, and Oke Fia Areas of the state capital.

Meanwhile, at the Osogbo head office of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, the entrance to the premises was locked and a staff of the company who spoke on condition of anonymity said the workers also joined the warning strike.

Some electricity workers at the Osogbo Region Transmission Company of Nigeria, who expressed concerns that there may be disruption in power supply due to the strike, lamented that the removal of fuel subsidy and government’s lack of concrete plans to cushion the effects of the removal and ameliorate the hardship it has put many Nigerians in.

State chairman of the group, Sodiq Adewale, said members of his union being an affiliate of NLC complied with the directive to down tools.

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