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Strike could worsen Nigeria power woes

23 July 2013, 14:00

Lagos - Nigeria could be plunged into darkness at the end of the month if government does not give in to severance packages pay demands by workers in the power sector.

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), issued the warning in a statement in Lagos where Chairman of the local chapter Adeleke Ibrahim, said the union had already issued a nine-day ultimatum that would expire on July 31.

He said the union would resist any further delays in payment of the severance packages.

“At the end of this month, if nothing is done, we will come out as usual and Nigerians will now know who we are. We are not pretending over that,"
he said.

"The workers had waited long enough since last year for the severance package to be paid."

Ibrahim urged the Federal Government to fulfil its pledge to pay the workers by the end of July.

The payment of the workers has twice been suspended in the past few months.

The union has a membership of about 40 000 employees. - CAJ News

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