Nigeria is currently in darkness as electricity workers shut down major power stations all over the country in a protest over poor staff welfare and unpaid allowances.
InfactNG had earlier reported that the workers threatened to down tool while the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) appealed to them to shelve the strike.
Goddy Jedy-Agba, minister of state for power, urged the union to give the government two weeks to address the issues raised and come up with proposals for an acceptable resolution.
The electricity union also shut down the Kaduna regional headquarters of the TCN in line with the directive of the union’s national leadership.
The regional station covers four states in the north-west, including Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara.
Reacting to the development, Ikeja and Abuja Electric said it is currently experiencing disruption of power supply due to the strike.
It was learnt that the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige had summoned the workers to a meeting which is currently ongoing