The Transmission Company of Nigeria has debunked the Daily Post report stating that electricity workers have shut down the national power grid.
According to Daily Post, Ndidi Mbah, the spokesperson for Transmission Company of Nigeria, confirmed the shutdown.
The news platform reported that the shutdown was in compliance with the declaration of an indefinite strike by organized labour unions.
However, the TCN has described the report of the national blackout as false.
The electricity agency noted that Ndidi Mbah never made a comment about the national grid being shut down.
The statement from the company reads: “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that the publication by Daily Post alleging that the Head of Public Affairs of TCN said that there will be a national blackout is false and totally misleading.
“The statement is mischievous and baseless as TCN, through the Public Affairs Head, did not make such a statement.
“We hereby note that the nation’s grid is intact and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centers nationwide.
“As at when issuing this statement, the TCN National Control Centre Osogbo which controls bulk power transmission nationwide, is actively operational.
“We would appreciate that reports are made with a sense of responsibility not just to cause panic.”
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliates including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday, began a nationwide strike, in defiance of a restraining court order barring them from embarking on the industrial action.