From Mustapha Saye, Kaduna with agency report
The management of Kaduna Electricity Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the current total power blackout in the state was due to the ongoing five-day warning strike embarked upon by labour unions in the state.
According to the Head of Corporate Communication of the company, Malam Abdulazeez Abdullahi, who made the announcement in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna, the blackout is in compliance with the directive of the Nigeria 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,” he said.
He stated that it is the collective responsibility of citizens to protect critical national assets in their neighbourhood.
Malam Abdullahi added that the company appeals to both labour unions and Kaduna State Government “to strive at an amicable resolution for normalcy to return.”