November 30, 2023

Just in: Nigeria’s national grid intact despite nationwide strike – TCN clarifies

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has denied that it has shut down the national grid in response to the nationwide strike declared by organised labour across the country.

Ndidi Mbah, the spokesperson for Transmission Company of Nigeria, earlier told a local media that the body will be joining the strike, which may lead to a nationwide blackout.

However, in a counter statement on Tuesday, the TCN clarified that the nation’s grid is working fine and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centres across Nigeria.

The statement said, “We hereby note that the nation’s grid is intact and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centres nationwide.

“As of when issuing this statement, the TCN National Control Centre Osogbo, which controls bulk power transmission nationwide, is actively operational.

“We would appreciate that reports are made with a sense of responsibility, not just to cause panic,” it stated.

Recall that organised labour in Nigeria announced a nationwide indefinite strike starting Tuesday despite a court order restraining the unions from doing so.

In response to the industrial action, Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information & Strategy, said the move is a flagrant disregard for court orders and a lack of respect for the judiciary.


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