Blackout Looms As Electricity Workers Set To Begin Strike

The nation may be heading towards a total blackout as workers in the power sector are set to commence an indefinite strike over pending issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

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Blackout Looms As Electricity Workers Set To Begin Strike

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE ) on Tuesday converged on the headquarters of the in Abuja.

The aggrieved workers complained about the alleged failure of the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay the entitlement of former of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019.

They said this is a prelude to an indefinite strike action expected to start on August 17.

In a circular entitled “call to action”, Joe Ajaero, the general secretary of NUEE, instructed the workers to ensure total compliance, promising to paralyse operations of across Nigeria over anti-masses activities.

This means Nigeria’s electricity supply crisis could worsen from tomorrow following this impasse.

The circular read in part, “You are hereby enjoined to mobilise immediately for serious picketing of Headquarters and nationwide over the directive by the Board that all in acting capacity going to AGM must appear for a promotion interview.

“This action takes effect from Tuesday, August 16 2022 and total withdrawal of services commences on Wednesday, August 17 2022. Ensure full compliance in all the nationwide.”

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