Nigerian Electricity Workers Call Off Strike Hours After Shutting Down National Grid

After shutting down the national grid for more than five hours and plunging the entire country into darkness, the leadership of National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria (NUEE) yesterday announced a suspension of its strike by two weeks.

Leadership gathered that the decision was taken after a conciliation meeting between the federal government and the striking electricity workers held in Abuja.

The emergency meeting between the union, government and other stakeholders, which was at the instance of the minister of Labour and employment, Chris Ngige, also had in attendance the minister of power, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu, and minister of state for power, Goddy Jedy-Agba.

At the end of the meeting, the secretary general of NUEE, Joe Ajaero and the president general, Senior Staff Association of Electricity & Allied Workers, assured the minister that all necessary steps would be taken to restore the supply of electricity to the country immediately.

It was further gathered that at the end of the three-hour long meeting, the workers agreed to suspend the industrial action which has thrown the country into a total blackout.

The workers express optimism the government will listen to the voice of reasoning and give priority attention to their welfare and wellbeing.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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