Breaking: Electricity workers suspend strike as Nigerians groan in total blackout




Nigerian electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has reportedly suspended its indefinite industrial action for two weeks.

The suspension of the strike which the workers embarked upon on Wednesday after a prelude protest at the headquarters of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday came as the Minister of Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige, brokered a truce after the whole country was thrown into total blackout.

Although, no official confirmation has been received.

As the time of filling this report, Nigeria’s capital Abuja and commercial centre Lagos are still experiencing blackouts with homes and streets in darkness.

The General Secretary of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero, had in a circular titled, ‘Call to Action,’ dated August 15, 2022, and addressed to senior assistant general secretaries and zonal organising secretaries of the union, directed the workers to ensure total compliance, vowing to paralyse operations of the TCN nationwide over anti-masses activities.

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