The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE); Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), have threatened to shut down power plants across the country following last Friday’s sack of 400 members of NUEE, including its deputy president by the management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC), Vanguard reports.
NUEE, SSAEAC and NUPENG have already handed down a seven-day ultimatum to the management of IKEDC to recall the affected workers unconditionally or risk unprecedented industrial action. NUPENG added that it had already directed members at the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) to commence a shutdown of supplies of gas to the thermal stations and plants, if the 400 workers were not called back to work when the ultimatum expired.
However, the management of IKEDC said it was embarking on strategic steps aimed at repositioning its business for better performance. The management of the company, through its Head, Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, said: “The key objectives of the company is to create a high performing organization, which satisfies the needs of all of our stakeholders, especially our customers, as we reposition for growth”.