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NLC/TUC Strike: Nigeria thrown into darkness as TCN shuts down national grid



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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has shut down the national grid following the declaration of an indefinite strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

TCN’s spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed the development in a chat with newsmen on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

She said the National Union of Electricity Employees followed directives of the NLC to withdraw their services around 11:20 am on Monday, leading to a nationwide blackout.

“Electricity workers are NLC members; they’ve followed the directive by organized labour to withdraw their services from Tuesday,” she stated.

It was gathered that the FCT and its environs are experiencing a blackout.

This comes hours after ASUU joined the nationwide strike declared by the NLC & the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria.

The unions are protesting the ill-treatment of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero during the workers’ protest in Imo State.

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