The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has announced a power outage in the southeast due to strikes by electricity workers.

This is stated in a statement made available Wednesday by EEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh.

The situation affects the states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.

The electricity workers under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees are protesting the non-payment of outstanding arrears to the former employees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria.

The agency is also protesting, among other things, the suspension of the terms of employment and career paths for employees and the directive of the board of the Transmission Company of Nigeria to conduct promotion interviews for acting chief executives transitioning to assistant general managers.

The EEDC spokesperson appealed for continued patience and understanding from its valued customers while the situation is resolved.

The statement read: “As a result of the strikes initiated by the NUEE at the TCN plants, the activities in the franchise area of ​​EEDC Plc have been disrupted.

“As a result of this development, all of our feeders have sold out and this has impacted delivery to our valued customers in the states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo.”

He said consultations are underway among critical energy sector stakeholders to address the issue and potentially restore power.

“EEDC management hereby encourages customers and neighborhood associations to be vigilant and protect electrical installations in their area from elements that could take advantage of this disturbance to destroy these installations,” he added.

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