Barely 24 hours after nationwide strike embarked upon by Electricity staffs to draw Federal Government’s attention to the plights of its members, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has reportedly suspended its strike action.
According to reports, this suspension was announced shortly after a meeting with officials of the Federal Government where the union agreed that it would discontinue the one-day-old strike action.
The National President of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero confirmed the outcome of the meeting to Newsmen and added that the workers’ grievances were conclusively addressed.
He said that all the concerns of the union and its members were addressed at the talks which lasted till the wee hours of today.
“We have concluded deliberations and all issues were addressed but we are awaiting implementation. Meanwhile, our strike action is suspended,” Ajaero said.
Following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum issued by NUEE to the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, to implement their demands, and the failure of the minister to dialogue with the union before the ultimatum which lapsed midnight Tuesday, a nationwide blackout was imminent as electricity workers began indefinite strike Wednesday morning.
The strike action led to the shutting down of most of the offices of Distribution Companies (Discos) across the country.