Nollywood actress Adebimpe Akintunde has responded to the PHCN’s proposed warning strike (Power Holding Company ot Nigeria).
When their demands to the government were not met, the corporation had previously declared a total blackout of the nation.
This is obviously coming months ASUU begin their strike.
Adebimpe Akintunde was reacting to this and other problems that many Nigerians are currently facing, and Akintunde questioned why things had gotten so bad in Nigeria.
She wrote: ” Which kin country we dey so 😢 our Government don turn to Onigbese home and Abroad they owe ASUU come owe TCN join come throw us into darkness 😢😢😢😢 NIJA!!!! Who do you laidis ???? How far Light dey your side 🧐 we go leave our investment JAPA because of Bad Government???? Haaa 🥲🥲🥲🥲
Petrol 25litters nah 5k now o 😫 Fuel sef no dey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Naija which way ?? Who go Con Rescue us laidis.”
Recall that total blackout was earlier experienced across the country as electricity workers threatened to begin strike. They also shut down transmission stations
Many parts of the country are currently experiencing power outages as members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) threatened to commence an indefinite industrial action August 17, an action which they later reversed.
The Members of the electricity union are however, bent on protesting the nonpayment of outstanding arrears owed to former workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), suspension of conditions of service and career path for workers and the directive by the TCN board to conduct promotion interviews for acting principal managers who are moving to Assistant General Managers.
According to data from the Independent System Operation (ISO), a section of TCN, power generation on the grid was 4,149.40MW as of 6am from 21 power plants on Wednesday but drastically dropped to 1,635MW from 17 plants.
By 12 noon, the grid had crashed to 1,246.40MW as three power plants went off, and by 1pm, the grid dropped to 762.30MW with just 13 plants active. The peak generation achieved on Tuesday was 4,829MW.
Some of the transmission companies have taken to social media to inform their customers of the power cut due to the strike.
The agitating workers have vowed to resume the strike in two weeks time if all their demands are met by the Federal Government.
A video shared online shows electricity workers shutting down Abuja TCN station over the strike.