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National Grid Shut Down As Electricity Workers Join Nationwide Strike

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Blackout Hits Nationwide as Labour Unions Force Shutdown of Transmission Substations

The national grid was shut down in the early hours of Monday morning as electricity workers joined the nationwide strike called by the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.

According to reports, the grid shutdown occurred at approximately 2:19 a.m., resulting in a nationwide blackout. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the incident, stating that workers’ unions had chased away its employees, forcing the shutdown of transmission substations and power generating units.

The affected transmission substations include Benin, Ganmo, Ayede, Olorunsogo, Akangba, and Osogbo, while power-generating units were forced to shut down at Jebba Generating Station and other locations.

TCN has commenced grid recovery efforts, using the Shiroro Substation to feed transmission lines, but the labour union’s obstruction is hindering progress.

The situation remains unstable, with the national grid still shut down. Efforts to recover and stabilize the grid are ongoing to restore bulk electricity transmission to distribution load centers nationwide.

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