JUST IN: Electricity Workers Suspend Strike

National President of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Thursday morning suspended its strike action embarked upon yesterday to draw the federal government’s attention to the plight of its members.

The suspension of the one-day-old strike by the union follows a meeting with officials of the federal government.

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The National President of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero confirmed the outcome of the meeting to reporters on Thursday.

He said the workers’ grievances were seriously discussed and would be conclusively addressed.

He said that all the concerns of the union and its members were addressed at the discussion which lasted till the early hours of today.

According to him,“ We have concluded deliberations and all issues were addressed but we are awaiting implementation.

Hence, our strike action is suspended,” Ajaero said.

Solacebase recalled that following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum issued by NUEE to the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, to implement their demands, and the failure of the minister to dialogue with the union before the ultimatum which lapsed midnight Tuesday, electricity workers began indefinite strike Wednesday morning.

The strike action led to the shutting down of most of the offices of Distribution Companies (Discos) across the country and a nationwide blackout