Electricity workers threaten shut down over failure to protect staff

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Nigeria electricity workers under the umbrella body of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have threatened to shut down the power sector if the Ministry of Power and other employers in the sector fail to take adequate precautionary measures to protect staff.

In a letter to the Minister of Power, Sule Mamman, the General Secretary of NUEE, Mr. Joe Ajaero, said the minister would be held responsible for the transmission of COVID-19 to any staff in Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) especially its headquarters for his failure to comply with the federal government’s directive on people that travelled to countries with high cases of infection to self-isolate.

Sule Mamman

Ajaero alleged that Mamman, reported to work on March 23 from a trip to Germany and Egypt, and did not self-isolate himself for the compulsory 14 days.

Ajaero added that the union was giving employers in the power sector whose staff constantly interface with customers and the public, 24-hours to put adequate precautionary measures in place to protect staff.




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