Nationwide Blackout as Electricity Workers Begin Strike

There is total blackout across Nigeria today, as electricity workers began indefinite strike.

Report has it that the blackout was nationwide.

The industrial action is declared by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).

The union said the ministry of power has failed to resolve some issues affecting members of the union since 2013 when the power sector was privatised especially issues that has to do with the over 2,000 disengaged former PHCN workers and their pay off.”

Some of the issues are illegal transfer of union properties to power investors and the alleged refusal by some distribution companies (DisCos) to remit deducted contributory pension of their members of staff to pension managers.

Assistant Secretary General of NUEE, Anthony Sule said the 21-day ultimatum given to Minister of Power Saleh Mamman expired at midnight on Tuesday.

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