Nigeria goes dark as NLC strikes

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The nationwide strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in protest of the assault on Joe Ajaero, the President of the NLC, on November 1, 2023, in Imo State. has caused electricity workers across Nigeria to shut down the national grid, leading to a nationwide blackout.

The spokesperson for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah, confirmed the strike on Tuesday. She said that electricity workers, members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), followed directives of the NLC to withdraw their services around 11:20 am on Monday.

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

Recall that the NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) announced a nationwide indefinite strike starting Tuesday despite a court order restraining the unions from doing so

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