Thursday, 21 May 2020 05:25

Nationwide blackout imminent as unions shut national grid

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Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) and National Union of Electricity Employees of Nigeria (NUEE) chapters of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) have shut the national grid over the sack of the company’s Managing Director, Mr Gur Mohammed.

They also yesterday locked the Abuja headquarters of TCN, as the workers protest barely 24 hours after Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, removed the chief executive from office.

Mamman had on Tuesday sacked Mohammed and replaced him with Sule Abdulaziz in an acting capacity.

The minister had described the decision as part of ongoing measures to reposition the power sector for improved service delivery.

He had also confirmed the appointment of four directors who had been on acting capacity.

 

Guardian