Following the industrial action embarked upon by the organized labour in Imo State which was occasioned by an alleged attack on Imo workers during their May day celebration in Owerri on Monday, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC has come out to explain to it’s customers why Imo is blackout.
The industrial action which was jointly embarked upon by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) brought to a halt many economic activities including the shutting down of Imo Airport and other public services.
In a press statement issued by EEDC Head of Cooperate Communication, Emeka Eze and made available to newsmen gave reasons why many parts of Imo State is on total blackout.
Read full details of the press statement… The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers in Imo State that the loss of supply currently being experienced is as a result of an industrial action by organised labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), over alleged “violent disruption and unprovoked assault on Imo State workers by agents of Imo State Government during the May Day celebration”.
After its joint Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday, the organized labour resolved that “all affiliates of both NLC and TUC in Imo State are to withdraw their services beginning from 12 midnight on Tuesday”.
Consequently, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which is EEDC’s primary source of power supply, was forced to shut down in the state this morning by 00:00 hours.
As a result of this development, all customers of EEDC in Imo State under its Owerri, New Owerri, Orlu, and Mbaise districts are out of electricity supply.
We are aware of the inconveniences this situation will cause our esteemed customers and are hopeful that the issue will be resolved in good time and supply restored to our customers.
We therefore appeal to our customers to be vigilant and ensure the electricity infrastructure serving them is not attacked by vandals who might want to take advantage of the period of outage to attack and vandalize electricity facilities.
We remain committed and working assiduously to deliver improved services to our esteemed customers.