The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has been suspended its nationwide strike.
The electricity workers had, on Wednesday morning, December 11, 2019, embarked on indefinite strike over failure of the Federal Government to implement their demands.
President of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero had accused the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) of failing to address and pay up over 2,000 disengaged workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) since 2013.
He alleged underpayment of severance of over 50,000 ex-PHCN staff and illegal transfer of schools built by the union to investors.
The union (NUEE) also accused GENCOs of refusing to sign Condition of Service and rules of engagement, adding that some DISCOs were also denying the retirement benefits of some electricity workers.
Following a tripartite meeting between the leaders of the union, BPE and the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, the strike was called off in the early hours of Thursday, December 12, 2019.
Eko Electricity Distribution Company made this known via its Twitter handle @EKEDP on Thursday.
“Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices & payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience & understanding,” the tweet read.
Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices & payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience & understanding.
— Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) December 12, 2019
A visit to Twitter trends on Thursday night revealed that power has been restored in many states.
Up NEPA! Up NEPA!! Up NEPA!!! If you now have light in your Area. Please shout, Up NEPA! ???
— Winter Is Here ? (@Jamal__Mada) December 12, 2019
UP NEPA! See as the whole street dy shout Mad ooo!
— Àjitéru Ọ̀láyẹ́mí (@YemajiConcept) December 12, 2019
Up Nepa !! Electricity has been Restored back in Kwara state….
— APC Kᴡᴀʀᴀ Mᴇᴅɪᴀ ? (@MediaApc) December 12, 2019
Its 2020 next month and some of you will still be shouting "UP NEPA" pic.twitter.com/Upvs3x0WuO
— Iron-Man (@EnebeliSam) December 12, 2019
Up Nepa ooooo! If you have light RT pic.twitter.com/aScgt8Bz5s
— Adeyemi Sammy (@AdeyemiSammy1) December 12, 2019
Up NEPA! Thunder fire all of you that still make me shout UP NEPA at this stage of my life. ???
— General Chan (@OAU_General) December 12, 2019
— Olanrewaju Jones (@sjonesklothing) December 12, 2019
For Old School Themed Party. pic.twitter.com/cZZ06r8Mne
— Queen Of The South. (@mz_ilu) December 12, 2019
Power supply has been restored! not Up Nepa, take corrections guys ?
— ᴏᴍᴏᴋᴇʜɪɴᴅᴇ (@omokehinde___) December 12, 2019
When have low battery and u are about to sleep…… Then the fan starts blowing…. UP NEPA pic.twitter.com/TZAFBeziys
— RUBY BARRYK (@BarrykRuby) December 12, 2019
— angeli Malaika ? (@534_angeli) December 12, 2019