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Electricity Workers Suspend Nationwide Strike

 

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The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Wednesday evening called off its nationwide strike.

The union took this decision after an emergency meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Members of the union across the country had earlier shut down their offices leading to power outage across the country.

Naija News gathered that the electricity workers under NUEE and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEC) after the meeting agreed to suspend the industrial action.

The Secretary General of NUEE, Joe Ajaero while addressing newsmen after the meeting said they had been asked to suspend the strike action.

Ajaero expressed hope that the government would act in good faith on the issues in dispute which have lingered for years.

He further stated that they would suspend the strike hoping the federal government would act on its demands.

The President of SSAEC, Chika Ben, on his part, said the issue would be resolved.

Ngige while speaking on the outcome of the meeting said, they agreed to form a committee to look into the grievances of the electricity workers and report back in two weeks.

According to him, the members of the bipartite committee include the Minister of State for Power, Jeddy Agba (Chairman), Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Permanent Secretary, General Services, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, representative of BPE and two representatives from NUEE and SSAEC.

In attendance at the meeting were the Minister of State, Power, Prince Jeddy Agba, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ms Daju Kachollom, Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz and the Chairman of TCN Board, Imamuddeen Talba.

Also represented were the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE), the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.