Electricity workers in Nigeria’s capital Abuja are threatening to down tools and join the looming strike action by the Organised Labour, sources have told The New Diplomat.
It was gathered that the planned strike would be in continuation of a warning strike which held weeks ago amid the ongoing call on the federal government by the Nigerian masses to shelve its planned subsidy removal on energy utilities including electricity and petrol.
A labour source also confided in The New Diplomat that the proposed strike which would be decided at a joint meeting of Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress already scheduled for December 16th, will affect workers of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.
With the impending strike, the electricity workers are expected to join forces with the rest of the member-unions affiliated with the NLC, which could spell disaster for electricity consumers in Abuja and its environs.
Checks reveal that the Kogi state, Nasarawa, Niger state are all under the jurisdiction of the Abuja Electricity Distribution company, indicating that residents in the three states could experience several days of darkness and total shut down of power supply.
As of press time, efforts to reach appropriate authorities proved abortive.