The House of Representatives has moved a motion to summon the Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Chris Ngige, and the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, in effort to avert the planned strike by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).
The motion described to be of urgent public importance was raised by the House Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu.
Recall that the Electricity union had issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Minister of Power for a dialogue to resolve the lingering industrial crisis in the sector.
‘Cable’ reports that Anthony Sule issued a statement, Assistant Secretary-General of NUEE, saying the union’s decision for the commencement of the nationwide strike was made since the federal government failed to dialogue with them in effort to resolve the lingering issues in the sector.
The lawmakers then resolved to summon the Ministers of Power, and Labor to ensure the issues with the generating companies are settled without degenerating into a nationwide strike that will cause total blackout which may negatively affect on the socio-economic conditions of the people