Strike: TCN Rejects Blackout Report, Says National Grid ‘Intact’

Describing the claim was mischievous, TCN says its Public Affairs Head did not make such a statement on its behalf.


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has condemned an online report attributed to its Head of Public Affairs that there would be a national blackout on account of the ongoing nationwide labour strike, describing the report as false and totally misleading.

In a statement by its management on Tuesday, the company also said the report was “mischievous and baseless,” adding that “TCN, through the Public Affairs Head, did not make such statement.”


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.

— TCNNIGERIA (@TCN_NIGERIA) November 14, 2023

The nation’s grid is “intact and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centers nationwide,” according to the company.

“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,” it said.

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