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JUST IN: Labour Union Beat TCN Staff, Shut Down Power Transmission Substations





The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has claimed that the labour union shut down the country’s power transmission substations, resulting in a blackout nationwide.

TCN said the shutdown occurred at about 2.19 am on Monday, June 3, 2024.

In a statement published on Monday morning, TCN said, “At about 1:15 am this morning, the Benin Transmission Operator under the Independent System Operations unit of TCN reported that all operators were driven away from the control room and that staff that resisted were beaten while some were wounded in the course of forcing them out of the control room and without any form of control or supervision, the Benin Area Control Center was brought to zero.

“Other transmission substations that were shut down by the Labour Union include the Ganmo, Benin, Ayede, Olorunsogo, Akangba and Osogbo Transmission Substations. Some transmission lines were equally opened due to the ongoing activities of the labour union.

“On the power generating side, power generating units from different generating stations were forced to shut down some units of their generating plants, the Jebba Generating Station was forced to shut down one of its generating units while three others in the same substation subsequently shut down on very high frequency. The sudden forced load cuts led to high frequency and system instability.”

Details later…