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Another Phase Of National Electricity Blackout Looms

If the federal government does not comply with their demands, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has threatened to shut down the national grid once more.

The two weeks allotted to fix the situation, according to the aggrieved employees, had passed.

The national grid shutdown is still on hold, according to NUEE’s zonal organizing secretary for the North West region, Comrade Dukat Ayuba.

“The so-called privatization of the sector was a scam because 9 years after being taken over by investors nothing has changed,” they alleged.

“That was why, we kicked against privitazing the distribution sector because the investors don’t have the capacity and expertise. As committed Nigerians we advised government against it. But the government was hell-bent of doing so”.

” The investors are still operating with obsolete equipment dating back to 35, 40, and 50 years. One will expect that with the coming of the investors they will replaced this obsolete equipment but nothing has been done.

The union said the nation still generates 5,000 megawatts of electricity



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