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Power restored in Kaduna after three-day blackout

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FOLLOWING a three-day blackout due to the Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) strike, power has been restored to the state.

Spokesperson of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, announced in a statement yesterday night that power was restored by 10:30pm.

“We are happy to report that power supply has been restored to many parts of Kaduna State after the suspension of the strike action by the Nigerian Labour Congress this evening.

“As at 10:30 pm, we were able to pick load on most of our 11KV feeders hence many parts of the metropolis including Zaria and environs have had their supply restored. This was possible after restoration of the 33KV feeders by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

“We once again thank all our esteemed customers and other stakeholders for bearing with us in the past four days. We also appreciate the efforts of the TCN team for supporting us in restoring supply back,” he said.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai had earlier said his government was yet to see the evidence that the NLC was backing off from what it described as a campaign of economic and social sabotage against the people of the state.

A statement signed by El-Rufai’s Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, stressed the need for prompt restoration of electricity in the state and warned that Labour should not expect that it would be a matter for negotiation, much less being viewed as a precondition.

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