Relief as power company suspends nationwide strike action


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The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its nationwide strike embarked upon on Wednesday December 11.

Following a meeting with officials of the federal government, the union accepted to discontinue the one-day old strike action.

National president of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero, made this known on Thursday, December 12.

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Ajaero said:  “We have concluded deliberations and all issues were addressed but we are awaiting implementation. Meanwhile, our strike action is suspended,” Ajaero said at the end of the meeting that ended in the early hours of today.”

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company also announced this on its Twitter handle.

Earlier, The reported that Nigerians found themselves in a state of darkness as Ikeja Electric Company, responsible for power distribution in Nigeria, embarked on an indefinite strike.

The Power company joined the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to state their grievances to the federal government.

However, Ikeja Electric in a bid to show solidarity to the NUEE joined the strike despite not knowing the grievances the union had against the federal government.

This was made known in a statement issued by the Power Company. The statement read:  “This is to inform you that the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has embarked on a Nationwide strike effective December 11, 2019.

“It is important to state that the grievances of the Union are not specific to Ikeja Electric, but directed at the Federal Government and the entire Power Sector.

“However, due to the strike, there may be a disruption of services across the Network. Ikeja Electric is working with the Federal Government and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that the Industrial Action is called off and there will be a resumption of services to our esteemed customers.

“All our online portals, social media handles and vending platforms remain available for our customers to access. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”


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