Monday, January 13, 2014
Electricity workers in Nigeria set to go on strike from January 14, 2014.
The industrial action follows the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum issued by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to the federal government in December last year to conclude all labour- related issues in the sector. The planned strike was announced by the General Secretary of NUEE, Mr Joe Ajaero. He lamented that two months after the handover of the assets of the defunct PHCN, the labour issues are yet to be concluded.
The Federal Government handed over the power sector and electricity generation in Nigeria to some private companies back in October 2013.