Defunct PHCN Workers Threaten Nationwide Blackout

Members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) Wednesday threatened to down tools and subsequently incite a nationwide blackout if the Federal Government refused to take definite steps towards resolving all labour related issues in the privatisation of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) within 48 hours.

The union members who began what it called an ‘indefinite peaceful protest’ against their scheduled transfer to the various PHCN successor companies at the corporate headquarters of PHCN in Abuja, stated that government has remained hypocritical in its handling of labour-related issues in the privatisation exercise. This informs its decision to employ drastic measures, starting with the protest.


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