Thursday, October 10, 2013


THE National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, yesterday, gave the Federal
Government seven days to resolve the strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, or face a total shut down of electricity facilities in the country.

The union said that it could no longer sit back and watch those in positions of authority destroy the future of young Nigerians who have remained at home for weeks on account of the Federal Government’s refusal to meet the legitimate demands by ASUU.

General Secretary of NUEE, Mr Joe Ajaero, who spoke at a training workshop for labour leaders in the power sector in Enugu, said that electricity workers across the
country would be directed to join other progressive labour unions “to shut down the country” as a way of expressing anger over the lingering face-off between the
Federal Government and the academic staff.

He said: “We can no longer sit back and watch this disturbing drama going on between the Federal government and ASUU.

If the strike is not addressed within the next one week, NUEE and other progressive unions, will shut down the country.

“It is unfortunate that those in power are not bothered about the closure of the universities. They are less concerned because none of their children are studying in Nigerian universities." Mr. Ajaero said.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     VanguardNews                                    

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