There was total blackout in Kaduna State on Sunday as workers in the state prepare for the five-day warning strike directed by the Nigeria Labour Congress to commence from midnight of Sunday in the state.
The total blackout, according to reports, followed a warning by the National Union of Electricity Employees, an affiliate of the NLC, directing its workers to join the strike action in Kaduna beginning on Midnight Sunday.
However, the management of Kaduna Electric on Sunday, said service interruption is a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the NLC.
In the statement released by Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, the company said: “The Management of Kaduna Electric regrets to inform its customers in Kaduna State that the service interruption currently being experienced in the State is as a result of the industrial action embarked upon by the Nigerian Labour Congress.
“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 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.
“We have the collective responsibility to protect these critical national assets in our neighborhood.
“We once again appeal to both parties in the dispute to strive at an amicable resolution for normalcy to return.”