Electricity workers halt strike action after 24 hours


Less than 24 hours after it embarked on a nationwide Industrial action, members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has returned to work.

The union decided to down tools following the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum issued Saleh Mamman, Minister of power, to implement its demands.

Some of the unresolved issues are the 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.

But in a statement on Thursday, Joe Ajaero, general secretary of NUEE, said the union decided to shelve the strike after a meeting with the federal government.

He said all the concerns of the union and its members were addressed in the meeting which lasted till the early hours of Thursday.

Meanwhile, the national grid collapsed during the strike which led to shutting down of the services of most of the Distribution Companies (DisCos).

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