The National Union of Electricity Employees and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies have agreed to suspend the industrial action embarked upon on Wednesday for two weeks following the intervention of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
The Federal Government announced this in a statement issued in Abuja by the Head, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun.
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The statement read in part, “The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has apprehended the strike embarked upon by the NUEE following an emergency meeting between the union, government and other stakeholders, at the instance of the minister.
“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.”
Ngige also stated that the ministry would set up a committee to look into the grievances of the labour union.