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