Electricity workers to shut down national grid over Buhari regime’s failure to honour agreement

Electricity workers under the umbrella of The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have threatened to resume their industrial action by shutting down the national powergrid again if the President Muhammadu Buhari regime fails to honour the agreement it made with the union.

Issuing this threat while addressing journalists in Kaduna on Thursday, Dukat Ayuba, the union’s zonal organising secretary, North-West, said the two weeks ultimatum given to the federal government to resolve the crisis had elapsed.

Mr Ayuba explained that while negotiation was still on-going, the shutdown of the national grid was imminent.

According to him, the so-called privatisation of the sector was a scam. He explained that nine years after, nothing has changed to improve its activities.

“That was why we kicked against privitasing the distribution sector, because the investors don’t have the capacity and expertise. As committed Nigerians, we advised government…

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