Nigerian electricity workers say they will resume their suspended strike if the government-appointed committee to look into their demands continues to dither.
They also condemned the previous privitisation exercise of the Federal government urging it to watch out for those they term ‘Hustlers’ in the sector.
Since the privitisation of the nation’s power sector in 2013, electricity workers have been up in arms with the government over alleged inappropriate processes.
Nine years after, the workers lament the exercise has not added value to the lives of the ordinary Nigerians.
They also worry that in spite of the improvement in the wheeling capacity of the Transmission Company of Nigeria to over 7000 megawatts, the generation output has dwindled to well below 5000 megawatts.
Now, they say the entitlements of some of the workers of the defunct PHCN are yet to be paid.
The union stated that it may revisit the suspended strike which led to the shut down of the National grid.
The committee set up to look into their grievances was handed two weeks to submit its report but four weeks have passed and the union says its patience is fast wanning out.
The union also kicked against the high electricity tariff in the absence of prepaid meters to the citizens despite government’s directive.
NUEE identified lack of workplace democracy, poor remuneration, lack of welfare packages and threat to unionism as some of the challenges facing its members.
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