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Nigerians React As Electricity Workers Suspend Nationwide Strike




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Reactions have trailed the suspension of the nationwide strike embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).

Naija News reports that the union took this decision after an emergency meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Recall that members of the union across the country had earlier shut down their offices leading to power outages across the country.

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

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 for two weeks hoping the federal government would act on its demands.

The President of SSAEC, Chika Ben, on his part, said the issue would be resolved, adding that there would be a blackout.

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.

However, Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to express their reactions to the development.

See some of the reactions below.

@AnglicanBeing wrote: “But why do govt always wait for unions to go on strike before they come to the round table? Govt should always be proactive or why do they collect armed robber salaries?

@NwaforPatrick wrote: “When a single state is in charge of power transmission, this is the problem you get.

“Electricity and security need to be decentralized in Nigeria.

@AlakijaSegun17 wrote: “Does it mean that we are going to have light today?” Yes! That’s all I need to know.”

@Classic84073745 wrote: “They have not commenced strike action, just preamble, Nigerians are complaining.”

@dumlumene_david wrote: “In this part of the world, we strike and look for government representatives to address us, that why we don’t have results at the end of the day, once you go strike stay your home government will look for you.”

@AnastasiaOkpara wrote: “Does it mean that they will give us light?

@Ebuka_McCarty wrote: “I never still See light o.

@_ahlyce wrote: “What is this nonsense? They couldn’t even hold their ground.”

@FemiRebirth wrote: “Una too dey strike??? Una wey be say una full time operation be like strike already 😞😞… Una rate una sef ooo.”

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@AgubosimMalachy wrote: “Electricity workers went to strike and suspended it, all within 24hrs. Naija, I hail thee.

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