POWER OUTAGE IN KADUNA AS TCN JOINS NLC STRIKE
Reports indicate that there has been a power outage in Kaduna State as a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC).
Recall that Eons Intelligence reported on Saturday that the Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress would commence a five-day warning strike in the State on Monday over mass sackings of civil servants in the State.
In a statement by the Head of Corporate Communication, Abdul-Azeez Abdullahi, said the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN has knocked off all 33KV lines in Kaduna State.
He pleaded with all communities, security agencies, and vigilante groups to be vigilant so that men of the underworld do not take advantage of the situation to vandalize power supply installations.
‘’Any suspicious movement around distribution sub-stations (transformers) should be reported to the relevant security agency.
“We have the collective responsibility to protect these critical national assets in our neighbourhood.
“We once again appeal to both parties in the dispute to strive at an amicable resolution for normalcy to return,’’ he said.
In solidarity with the protest by the NLC, aviation workers have shut down operations of Kaduna International Airport (KIA) effective Sunday midnight.
The workers, under the aegis of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP), and National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), said the airport would remain shut for the period of the warning strike.
As of Monday March 17, about 15 unions in the State have joined the industrial action.