The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday described a report alleging that it shut down the national grid over labour unions’ strike as “false and misleading”.
An online medium had earlier reported that the TCN had shut down the national grid in compliance with directives of labour leaders.
According to reports, the TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement, said the national grid is intact and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centres nationwide.
“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,” she said.
She explained that the statement is mischievous and baseless as TCN, through the Public Affairs Head, did not make such a statement.
“We hereby note that the nation’s grid is intact and supplying bulk electricity to distribution load centres nationwide.
“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,” she said