Abuja is without power as the electricity crews take a break

On Tuesday, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company said that the state’s power outage was due to the Nigeria Labour Congress’s continuing strike.

Residents of Abuja were encouraged to handle the outage while waiting for the power to be restored in a statement from the AEDC management that was put on X.

“We are aware of the widespread power outage occurring across our franchise as a result of NLC enforcing the labor union’s 2-day warning strike. We apologize for any trouble this may have caused you and will keep working with key stakeholders to lessen the strike’s negative effects on our clients.

We advise you to take the appropriate steps in the interim to properly manage the outage. Please unplug appliances and delicate electronics from power sources until power has been restored.

“We will keep our official social media accounts updated with new information regarding how the strike action is affecting our operations. We appreciate your patience and unwavering support throughout this trying time. We are still devoted to helping you.

Remember that the NLC announced the two-day warning strike on Friday in a statement jointly signed by its national president, Joe Ajaero, and secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja. The NLC said it made the decision after the Tinubu-led administration failed to engage in dialogue and seek input from stakeholders within the organized labor on efforts made to mitigate the effects of the removal of fuel subsidies on the “poor masses.”

In the meantime, organized labor in August mounted a day-long protest, halting operations in significant cities all throughout the nation.

Other reasons given by the NLC for mobilizing its members for the nationwide strike included police barricading the National Union of Road Transport Workers’ national headquarters, alleged worker rights abuses in Imo state, interference in trade union affairs by the Abia State government, and the proposed demolition by Nyesom Wike, the new minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

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