Protesting electricity workers lock Shiroro dam Reviewed by Momizat on . The chapter of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station, on Thursday staged a protest against what they termed The chapter of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station, on Thursday staged a protest against what they termed Rating:
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Protesting electricity workers lock Shiroro dam

The chapter of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) at Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station, on Thursday staged a protest against what they termed high-handedness of the Minister of Power, Professor Bart Nnaji, locking the entrance to the power station.

The workers, who blocked the entrance to the dam during the protest, accused the federal government of trying to tactically deny them of their hard earned benefit.

The protesting workers carried placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Pay us our full benefit’ and, ‘PHCN say no to military Minister.’

The chairman of the union, Alhaji Mohammed Nagya accused the Minister of high-handedness in the management of the nation’s power sector.
According to Alhaji Nagya, the union will continue to resist the privatization of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and insist on the payment of the workers’ gratuity as contained in their condition of service.

The workers who stated that they were not against the planned privatisation of the PHCN, however vowed to continue with the protest until the federal government revert to the old gratuity plan as contained in PHCN condition of service.

Shiroro Hydroelectric Power Station in Niger state has a power generating capacity of 600MW.

A similar protest held at the PHCN office in Abuja on Wednesday when staff of the Power company accused the federal government of forcing them to sign papers that would compel them to accept a severance pay they do not agree with.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/josiaheruemu josiah eruemu

    PHCN staff has no case, these are bunch of crooks who connive with gen-set importers,Chinese electrical dealers, diesel dealers and other demonic agents to perpetually put this country in darkness. The so called Staff union are lucky that GEJ is not a hard man like OBJ else they would have been cooling themselves in prison by now. The government should resist any attempt to back out of the privatization.

    The NLC leader should withdraw his strike notice because it will not work this time.PHCN has no sympathy. These guys are a bunch of disgruntled elements being sponsored by their agents who want to make this country being in darkness. God forbid.

  • http://twitter.com/josiaheruemu josiah eruemu

    PHCN staff has no case, these are bunch of crooks who connive with gen-set importers,Chinese electrical dealers, diesel dealers and other demonic agents to perpetually put this country in darkness. The so called Staff union are lucky that GEJ is not a hard man like OBJ else they would have been cooling themselves in prison by now. The government should resist any attempt to back out of the privatization.

    The NLC leader should withdraw his strike notice because it will not work this time.PHCN has no sympathy. These guys are a bunch of disgruntled elements being sponsored by their agents who want to make this country being in darkness. God forbid.

  • onuigbo

    The IG should carry out mass transfer of all the police in that area and replace them with another detachment from another zone. No law in Nigeria allows any employee or union to lock up any establishment, no matter their grievances, the first duty of any police officer is to protect. Where the protesters right ends is where other citizens right begins. The federal government must take this act serious,these workers can go to the court for redress. These are outlaws ans should be treated as such.

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