- Nigeria’s electricity supply will be disrupted if the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, follows through on its threat to shut down stations across the nation if certain member entitlements that are past due as of 2019 are not made available to them.
In a letter sent on Monday, the Union directed its members to prepare for significant picketing of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and all of its stations on Tuesday and Wednesday.
One of the primary issues raised by the union is the TVN Board’s instruction that all Principal Managers must go through a promotion interview in order to be promoted to Assistant General Manager.
According to the Union, the directive conflicts with the TCN’s condition service and career advancement pathways. It asserts that this was carried out on an individual basis without consulting other parties.
The alleged stigmatization of employees by the Office of Head Service of the Federation to keep them from working in other areas of the power sector is one of the reasons for the planned action.
The TCN Board is also accused of refusing to allow market operators to pay for the entitlements of former NEPA employees, as was agreed upon in December 2019 following union-led industrial action.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has attributed the power outages occurring in some areas of the nation’s capital and its surroundings to isolated technical issues brought on by the rains.
Areas including the Central Area, Gwarinpa, Life Camp, and the suburbs will continue to be impacted until the presently in progress repair work is completed, the business added in a statement to consumers.
Light wey we no dey get they disrupt am. Let’s them do it for months, we no mind.