For the past couple of days, many states in Nigeria have experienced a power outage. The reason for this blackout was not know until the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) announced that they had commenced a nationwide strike which took effect on Wednesday , December 11, 2019.
According to one of the nation’s power distribution companies (Discos), Ikeja Electric, “the grievances of the union are directed at the federal government and the entire power sector.”
The strike was expected to hold until the electricity union and the federal government reach some form of agreement.
However, in a positive turn of events, the electricity company revealed on Thursday, December 12, 2019, that they had suspended the strike that caused a blackout in many parts of the country for 24 hours.
Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices & payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
— Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) December 12, 2019
Of course, a lot of Nigerians were not pleased with the news of the strike at first and took to social media to air their views. However, we are known for our ability to be happy even in difficult situations. Checkout some of the hilarious reactions to the news below
BREAKING: The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) aka NEPA have Embarked on a Nationwide Strike.
Follow for more updates 💡 pic.twitter.com/V7TQV98p75
— A4News NG (@A4NewsNG) December 11, 2019
Nepa is on strike and you’re telling someone “Wishing you Love and Light”
Ogbeni, which light?😒
— Samuel Mbah (@__Mbah) December 11, 2019
Me, after using my last 5h to buy fuel cause nepa workers have gone on strike, then my gen rope cuts after I pulled. pic.twitter.com/GXskU3iGAi
— ThecrossGuy (@_MitchThagod) December 11, 2019
Nepa that has been giving us Light only in the Night like MTN Pulse Nightlife plan wants to go on strike. 😂. I just Dey pity the Nepa man wey go carry ladder come my Street tomorrow
— DREYLO. (@RealDreylo) December 11, 2019
So PHCN or NEPA has gone on strike? For light wey no dey dey before?
Or what kind of fuckery is this !
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@BiyiThePlug) December 11, 2019
So NEPA is on strike in Nigeria 😂 😂
My holiday in Canada continues…
— Small Madam👑 (@small__madam) December 11, 2019
People that didn't have light in their area for the past 6 months are also complaining about #blackout
— luwakanty (@KantyBoii) December 12, 2019
— Udo Chukwudubem (@chukz_b) December 12, 2019
— SAVIOUR🇳🇬 (@DominicMacben) December 12, 2019
I miss those friends in Primary school 😒 that used to say 'if I give you one dirty slap eh 👋you'll fly to America' 😆Pls I'm available now, coman slap me🙏 I want to fly go America 😂😂#NEPA #ASUU #Buhari
— edgar odafe (@edgar_odafe) December 12, 2019
Wait oh 🤔 if NEPA has shutdown, that means they are using generator in their offices 🤭🤭mad o pic.twitter.com/CmmVL14HB7
— C O D E P R E N E U R 👨💻 (@codepreneur1) December 11, 2019
We are in 2019 guys, and NEPA still embarks on strike in this part of the world, later they will say we are progressing.
However be more conscious, stay vigilant and guide your properties jealously as NEPA is going to keep us in darkness. You know what this means !!!
— Oloye Ayo Gbadebo (@holudaray) December 11, 2019
A whole private institution on strike!
Am I the only one that is not getting this😫 pic.twitter.com/ARMl4IlZWr
— blossomwithadropofcaramel (@shezjustblossom) December 11, 2019
NEPA has always been on strike, they just never made it official
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) December 11, 2019
So instead of the usual december Fuel scarcity NEPA/PHCN kuku decided to give us light scarcity
This life pic.twitter.com/4cbL28skUx
— Pelumi (@Lumynate) December 11, 2019
But then I thought they actually sold NEPA to become this privatized entity that gives us steady light.
When did private institutions start going on strike again?
Everyone just keeps scamming us in this country. Professor Marley said it, ole le everybody
— MR AHMED🇳🇬 (@UncleMohamz) December 11, 2019
My fellow Nigerians
Let’s gain in darkness🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭
— 🇳🇬Dreadnstyn🇳🇬 (@dreadnstyn) December 11, 2019
Of all the things to face, Nepa is on strike. Wow.
— Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt (@djjimmyjatt) December 11, 2019
— Abwagon (@Abwagon1) December 11, 2019
Nepa wicked pass witch ?
— Erigga (@erigganewmoney) December 11, 2019
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