The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has explained the ongoing loss of electricity supply in Imo State, detailing how assault on the state workers on May Day led to the ugly experience.
EEDC in a statement informed 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”, the EEDC observed.
The statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications at the EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, added, “We are aware of the inconveniences this situation will cause our esteemed 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 period of the outage to attack and vandalize electricity facilities.
“We remain committed and working assiduously to deliver improved services to our esteemed customers”, the statement concluded.