Electricity Workers Suspend Day Old Strike for Two Weeks
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Electricity Workers Suspend Day Old Strike for Two Weeks

Electricity workers have suspended their day old nationwide strike for two weeks.

The workers also promised the restoration of electricity to the national grid which  they shutdown on Wednesday morning to compel federal government to address their grievances.

The striking workers had shutdown power plants, sub stations, transmission facilities, disconnecting power distribution companies from the national grid.

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Secretary general of the national union of electricity workers, Joe Ajaero, announced this at the end of a meeting by leaders of the union and top federal government officials, including power and labor ministers.

Ajaero says the labor minister, Senator Chris Ngige, promised to set up a tripartite committee to look into the grievances of the workers.

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday night said its technicians had started the restoration of the collapsed national grid and its dispute with workers leading to the strike.

TCN spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed that the grid shut down at 3 pm on Wednesday after several 330 kv feeder lines across power system network were switched off by the striking workers.

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