Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has restored total Electricity supply in Imo State following the suspension of a week-long protest by organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
The suspension of industrial action followed an agreement on Monday between the Imo State Government, NLC, and TUC.
According to a statement issued by EEDC spokesman Emeka Eze, the suspension of protest allowed peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues in the state.
He also stated that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the primary power supply source to EEDC, has been directed to restore supply to enable EEDC to distribute to its customers immediately.
“By this development, power supply was restored to Owerri metropolis and most parts of the state yesterday, while effort is being made to restore the remaining areas gradually.
EEDC, therefore, appreciates its esteemed customers in Imo State for the calm and understanding they displayed while the industrial action lasted.
It will be recalled that last week Monday, the organised labour, after its joint Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting, directed all affiliates of both NLC and TUC in Imo State to withdraw their services effective from midnight on Tuesday, over alleged “violent disruption and unprovoked assault on Imo State workers by agents of Imo State Government during the May Day celebration”.
We are excited that this issue is being addressed and are already gradually picking supplies and distributing them to our customers across Imo State.
We remain committed and consistently working to deliver improved services to our esteemed customers,” he said.