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Labour pickets Eko, Ikeja DisCos, disirupts work in Lagos

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) made good their threat as they picketed various electricity distribution companies in Lagos yesterday, as well as prevented workers from gaining access to their work place.

The picketing action took place on Monday by 6 a.m. at the following offices: EKO Electricity Distribution Plc 24/25 Marina, Lagos; NERC Ikeja Forum Office Block J. Plot 3 Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Agindigbi, Ikeja, and Ikeja Electric Plc 178 Obafemi Awolowo Way Alausa Ikeja, all in Lagos State, as well as all NERC and Discos offices nationwide.

GM, Corporate Communications and Strategy · EKO ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION PLC Mr Babatunde LASAKI told our correspondent on the phone that protesting Labour unions did not in any way disrupt the supply of electricity to consumers under its jurisdiction. 

Lasaki said “they communicated via a letter to the company last week of their intention today. They came but only limited their activities to the corporate head office. Field workers were not in any prevented from carrying out their work.” 

He affirmed that work went on albeit at slow pace as the unions lay siege to the entrance of the building housing the head office of the company on Marina Street on the Lagos Island.