Businessmen and women in Kaduna State, on Thursday, said they would have lost billions of Naira within one week if the electricity distribution company did not call off its strike.
NAIJAGAZETTE recalls that power consumers were thrown into darkness on Wednesday, when electricity workers embarked on an industrial action, which lasted for almost one day, leading to the total shutdown of the national power grid.
Power generation fell below 4,000 megawatts as workers downed tools to protest the compulsory promotion interview for principal managers, and unpaid entitlement, among other issues.
However, following an appeal, the planned strike did not last more than 24 hours.
But, within hours it lasted, Mrs. Joy Adams who sells frozen chicken along Kakuri-Kaduna bus stop, said she lost over 200,000.
Also Mr. Thank God Obeya who frequently supplies cold drinks to a manufacturing company in Kudenda said he lost over 300,000 as his business collapsed immediately
Mrs. Unkolo Andrew who expressed joy as she heard electricity has been restored said she locked up her shop since Wednesday morning.
According to her, the federal government should do
everything possible to ensure that this won’t repeat itself again.