The Management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has called on customers to be vigilant in protecting the electrical installation around their environment following the ongoing strike.
Recall that the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, embarked on a warning strike over the refusal of the government to address issues of staff welfare.
According to the NUEE Secretary in charge of Abuja, Niger, Nasarawa and Kogi Liaison Office, Kolade Ayodele, who spoke at the TCN headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday to Punch revealed that there was an agreement in 2019 for the Market Operator of TCN to pay some money to the staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, “but they refused to pay the money up till now.”
He added, “The agreement was signed in 2019 and the government directed the Market Operator of TCN to pay, but they have refused. Also, there is an Electricity Reform Act and the Head of Civil Service of the Federation is going against the Act.
SUPPLY DISRUPTION DUE TO STRIKE ACTION BY ELECTRICITY WORKERS
Following the industrial strike action embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) power stations, operations across the franchise area of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) have been disrupted.
As a result of this development all our feeders are out of supply and this has affected supply to our esteemed customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
Consultations are ongoing among critical stakeholders in the power sector to address this issue and possibly restore supply.
The Management of EEDC hereby encourage customers and neighbourhood associations to be vigilant and protect the electrical installations within their environment against elements who might take advantage of this outage to vandalise these installations.
We therefore appeal for continued patience and understanding while this is resolved.
Head Corporate Communications, EEDC.