Buhari Sacks Striking Workers
The presidency has fired the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) following a strike by members of the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), which resulted in blackouts in various parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) (AEDC).
This decision was announced in a statement by Ofem Uket, the minister of state for power's media aide, on Tuesday, December 6. Muhammadu Buhari has approved the formation of a new interim governing board to oversee the AEDC's daily activities.
The federal government has now ordered that the strike be called off and that employees' overdue emoluments and entitlements be paid within three weeks.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.