The Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] is set to begin a five-day warning strike as a reaction to the recent mass retrenchment of workers in the state. The Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir El-Rufai had earlier explained that it made its decision based on the current economic realities.
“In line with NLC directives on shut down of activities in Kaduna, you are hereby directed to ensure TOTAL BLACK OUT in Kaduna by 00 hours on Saturday 15th May, 2021,” the statement read, “You should liaise with other States or Regions through which Kaduna could be back fed to ensure that there is no supply to Kaduna.
Mr Ajaero also warned that any of its members who fails to comply with the strike action would face sanctions.
Similarly, the National Union of Banks, Insurance & Financial Institutions Employees also ordered the closure of banking and insurance services.
POWER FAILURE DUE TO NLC's INDUSTRIAL ACTION.
The Management of Kaduna Electric regrets to inform its customers in Kaduna State that the service interruption currently being experienced in the State is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon @NERCNG @GovKaduna
— Kaduna Electric (@Kadunaelectric) May 16, 2021
Read the full statement released by the Kaduna Electric Company below;
POWER FAILURE DUE TO NLC’s INDUSTRIAL ACTION.
The Management of Kaduna Electric regrets to forming its customers in Kaduna State that the service interruption currently being experienced in the State is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon @NERCNG@GovKadunaby the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). In compliance with the NLC directive, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN has knocked off all our 33KV lines in Kaduna State.
Consequently, we are appealing to all communities, security agencies and vigilante groups to be vigilant so that men of the underworld will not cash in on the situation to vandalise 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. Signed: Abdulazeez Abdullahi Head, Corporate Communication. 16/05/2021.