Protesting AEDC Workers Shutdown Facilities, Distrupt Power Evacuation -TCN Announces

The Management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced a disruption in power evacuation to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) due to the ongoing protest by its workers.

Although Information about the protest was still skeletal as at the time of this report, TCN, informed the general public that it has available bulk power for delivery to the distribution load centres of the AEDC to offtake for its customers.

TheFact Nigeria gathered that the strike may not be unconnected to the lack of payment of some entitlements.

When contacted, the AEDC spokesman, Oyebode Fadipe assures that the company’s management would issue a statement to provide the needed clarification.

For the main time, the General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah in a statement informed that power evacuation from injection substations across AEDC franchise area has been disrupted following a shutdown of the AEDC facilities by its in-house workers’ union.

The areas under AEDC franchise include Abuja, Nasarawa, Kogi, Parts of Edo, Niger and Kaduna States.

“TCN regrets this disruption and assures Nigerians that normal bulk power delivery to AEDC will be restored as soon as the injection substations are opened for onward electricity supply to consumers”, the statement said.

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