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Electricity workers call off strike after meeting with Ngige

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The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike that threw most parts of Nigeria into darkness.

The positive development  followed a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on Wednesday.

This was disclosed in statement from the Head, Press and Public Relations of the ministry on Wednesday.

“The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has apprehended the strike embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) following an emergency meeting between the union, government, and other stakeholders, at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige,”

“Dr Ngige set up a tripartite committee to look into the grievances of electricity workers towards addressing them.”

According to the statement,  the union’s secretary general, Joe Ajaero, has “assured the minister that all necessary steps would be taken to restore the supply of electricity to the country immediately”.