JUST IN: Electricity workers suspend strike, to restore power supply immediately

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The National Union Electricity Employees (NUEE) has announced the suspension of its strike action which threw Nigeria into darkness on Wednesday, August 17.

The union in a statement said they called off the strike after a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on Wednesday.

According to the statement, “The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has apprehended the strike embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) following an emergency meeting between the union, government, and other stakeholders, at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

Dr Ngige set up a tripartite committee to look into the grievances of electricity workers towards addressing them.

At the end of the meeting, the Secretary General of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, assured the Minister that all necessary steps would be taken to restore the supply of electricity to the country immediately.”

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