Electricity workers set to resume strike in Nigeria

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Nationwide total blackout looms as electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have threatened to embark on a Nationwide strike to halt the proposed sale of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The union has earlier 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 General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria (NUEE), 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 explained.