THE management of Aba Power Electricity Ltd, which provides electric power to nine of the 17 Local Government Areas in Abia State, has apologised to electricity consumers in its coverage area for the blackouts experienced yesterday, Tuesday, November 14.
A statement by the power utility signed by its Managing Director, Patrick Umeh, attributed the outages to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Nigeria labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in protest against what it called “certain recent developments in the country”.
Both the NLC and the TUC started the strike following the manhandling of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, by those described as political thugs during a protest in Owerri, Imo State, days to last weekend’s gubernatorial election in the state.
According to Umeh, Aba Power, Nigeria’s 12th and newest electricity distribution company, has not been receiving supplies from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) as a result of the strike.
He pledged immediate restoration of electricity once the strike is called off.
November 16, 2023 @ 5:27 GMT|