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NLC strike is the cause of blackout in Imo, says EEDC

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, (EEDC), has said the loss of electricity supply in the entire Imo is a result of the industrial action by the organised labour union in the state.

This is coming after the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero was assaulted and arrested in Imo state for leading workers in the state on a protest over allegations of rights violations and unpaid salaries.

EEDC’s Head, of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, in a statement on Thursday, said the union’s action led to a shutdown of power at the Transmission station

He acknowledged the inconvenience that Imolites are facing as a result of the blackout and hoped for a swift resolution.

Ezeh said; “EEDC wishes to inform its esteemed customers in Imo State that the loss of supply currently being experienced follows the industrial action by organised labour unions in Imo State.

“This led to the union shutting down our source of supply at Egbu Transmission Station, leaving us with no energy to distribute to our customers.

“As a result of this development, the whole of Imo State is without electricity supply. We appreciate the inconveniences this situation must have caused our customers, and we hope that the issue will be resolved soon.

The EEDC spokesman, however, assured the good people of Imo that the company is on standby to restore supply once the industrial action is called off.

“EEDC is committed to improving on its processes and delivering improved services to its esteemed customers,” he added.