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Nationwide Blackout Looms As Electricity Workers Set To Resume Strike

Tuesday 6 July 2021

Power Grid
Power Grid
Nigerians may be thrown into a state of total darkness as electricity workers prepare to go on strike.

There may be total blackout across the country soon. This is because of a looming nationwide strike to be embarked on by electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).

It was gathered that the workers are threatening to embark on a Nationwide strike to halt the proposed sale of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The union has vowed to embark on the suspended nationwide protest if the government continues with the plan of selling the TCN also appealed to the National Assembly and Nigerians to resist the push for the sale of TCN which will further leave the nation with regrets and ‘had I known’

The National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria (NUEE) General Secretary, Comrade Joe Ajaero, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the union wonders why the government is still bent on selling off TCN when the transmission and distribution have after eight years of privatization failed to yield expected turnaround of the power sector

“Almost eight years after the privatization of the power sector, there has not been any visible improvement in terms of power supply, expansion or investments by the new owners of the DisCos and GenCos.”Ajaero said.

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via: Information Nigeria

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