Nigerian electricity workers suspend strike

Joe Ajaero

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended a strike action it embarked upon on Wednesday to draw government’s attention to the plight of its members.

Union leaders agreed to suspend the strike following a meeting with Federal Government representatives.

NUEE general secretary, Joe Ajaero who confirmed the outcome of the meeting, saying the workers’ grievances were conclusively addressed.


Mr Ajaero said that all the concerns of the union and its members were addressed at the talks which lasted till the early hours of Thursday.

“We have concluded deliberations and all issues were addressed but we are awaiting implementation.

“Meanwhile, our strike action is suspended,” Ajaero told ThisDay.


NUEE members on Wednesday stopped the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, from gaining access into his office in protest of alleged dismissal of their colleagues without payment of terminal benefits among other grievances.

The workers picketed the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Power, Abuja, disrupting the day’s work.

They also denied personnel of the ministry access to their offices.