Minimum Wage: Workers shut down electricity sector

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Organised Labour in the nation’s power sector has shut down the country’s electricity industry.

Besides the national grid, the power generation and distribution sub-sectors have equally been shut down.

Acting General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, Dominic Igwebike, told Vanguard that the power sector has been shut down.

He states, “The national grid, the DISCOs, and GENCOs are all under lockdown.

“This complies with the directive from our umbrella bodies, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC.”

NUPENG, too …
In a related development, all loading activities at fuel depots in Lagos have been halted by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG.

This was in compliance with the strike directive by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

However, Vanguard was informed that all loaded trucks were allowed to leave the depots, including aviation terminals, for safety purposes.

According to a labour leader, “We don’t want to keep a loaded truck within the depot because it is highly flammable.

“Safety is very important.

“We allowed loaded trucks to leave the depots for safer areas, including the aviation terminals.”

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