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Nigerian Gov’t Reacts To NUEE Demands, As Electricity Workers Threaten Strike

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The Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, has appealed to the electricity workers under the umbrella the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to suspend their strike.

Jedy-Agba asked that the government be given two weeks grace to proffer solution to their demands, which include workers’ welfare and payment of entitlement to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) staff.

Other demands include cancellation of interview scheduled for all principal managers in acting capacity vying for the position of the acting-general manager.

“May we appeal to your great union to allow us two weeks from the date of this letter to address the issues and come up with proposals toward acceptable resolution of all issues.” Jedy-Agba said in a letter dated August 15, 2022.

The Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Abdulaziz, also urged the workers to suspend the strike, as their demands are being looked into.

“We are pleased to inform you that management has suspended the proposed interview for those on acting appointment of assistant general, managers and general managers while we conclude discussion with the board.” Abdulaziz said to the union in a letter.

He said, “On the other two issues — circular from the office of head of service on stigmatisation of the defunct PHCN staff and payment of entitlement of ex-PHCN staff by market operator — the management has contacted the honourable minister of power for his further action.

“In view of this development, we appeal to your union to stay action; please accept the assurances of our highest regards.”


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