Nightclubs restore power as power workers call off strike

Electricity distribution companies began restoring power to customers in Nigeria on Thursday after the National Union of Electrical Employees (NUEE) called off its strike. NUEE started the strike on Wednesday after holding a protest at the Transmission Company of Nigeria headquarters in Abuja. The strike threw homes and businesses into darkness on Wednesday night, amid complaints from Nigerians from different parts of the country. The protesting employees demanded a directive requiring current workers to submit to promotion interviews before taking on duties as deputy general managers. They also complained that the authorities did not pay former PHCN officials as agreed in December 2019. Restoration On Thursday, some of the country’s electricity distribution companies announced the restoration of power customers within their jurisdictions. The companies include the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBDC), the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), and the Kano Electricity Distribution Company. The companies said they were gradually restoring power to their feeders. “Please note that while the labor action against TCN has been suspended, the reboot of the system must be done in a phased manner. As of 8:33 am today August 18, 22, AEDC received and absorbed only a 100-megawatt stabilization supply to help restart our system,” AEDC said in a statement. The EEDC said: “Given the decision made last night at a meeting between the Union/striking electricity employees and the Labor and Energy Ministers, the restoration of supply has started from 00:34. While this has been gradual, it is expected that before noon today all EEDC outbound feeders will be fully restored.” The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience the situation must have caused them and commended them for their patience and understanding. The Ibadan and Kano power companies sent similar messages to their customers. “Following resolution between the National Union of Electrical Employees (NUEE) and other relevant stakeholders, power supply across our entire franchise has been restored,” the IBDC said. KEDCO Management assured its customers of an uninterrupted electricity supply after the suspension of the strike of the electricity workers at TCN. “Around 3:30 pm yesterday, TCN resumed transporting electricity to Kano DisCo with 40MW and now the transported power has reached 140MW with more expected in the next few hours,” he said. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Nightclubs restore power as power workers call off strike