KEDCO Staff Join Electricity Workers Nationwide Strike

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By Adamu Aminu

The Vice president of the National Union of Electricity Employees(NUEE) Kano state branch,  Comrade Mohammed Musa has called on the federal government to look into their outstanding problems with a view to eased their suffering.

Comrade Musa made the call on Wednesday while members of the union staged a protest by barricading the entrance of KEDCO headquarters in Kano and joined a nationwide strike called by the union.

” Since 21 days ago there is an ultimatum sent to the minister of power, informing him some of our grievances, out of which severance packages were paid, but our staff were not paid” He explained.

Musa added that later we came to realize that the problems are not from the management but from the federal government itself.

“After various deductions from DISCOs, at the end of what is left is not enough to pay salaries, that is why we resolve to take the destiny in our own hands” he stressed.

Comrade Musa added that in view of the present development we decided to engage the federal government in the issue, after three weeks there was no response from their side.

“Despite that, we wrote a letter of appeal, at least six times, but the responses were not encouraging” he exclaimed.

Activities at KEDCO headquarters in Kano were disrupted as the union locked the premises.