NUEE threatens to shut down national grid again

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has threatened to shut down the national grid again if the Federal Government fails to honour its demands soon, Charmingpro reports 


According to the electricity employees, the two-week given to the Federal Government to resolve the crisis had elapsed.


Comrade Dukat Ayuba, the zonal organizing secretary, North West of NUEE, while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, September 22, explained that while negotiation was still on-going, the shutdown of the national grid was imminent.


He said the so-called privatization of the sector was a scam. He explained that nine years after, nothing has changed to improve its activities, especially to the consumers of electricity.


He added, “That was why we kicked against privitazing the distribution sector, because the investors don’t have the capacity and expertise. As committed Nigerians, we advised government against it. But the government was hell bent on doing so.


“The investors are still operating with obsolete equipment dating back to 35, 40, and 50 years. One will expect that with the coming of the investors they will replace this obsolete equipment but nothing has been done.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here