JUST-IN: Total Blackout As Electricity Workers Begins Strike Over Attack On NLC President
Electricity workers under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has asked their members to withdraw their services nationwide by midnight Thursday.
The union said the action was to protest the alleged arrest and brutalization of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, by the police Wednesday during a protest rally in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Following Ajaero’s alleged attack and brutalization by security agents in Imo State, NLC said the leadership of organised labour will convene an emergency meeting soon to take a definite position on the matter.
NLC’s Head of Information and Publicity, Benson Upah, who spoke to THISDAY on telephone on Thursday, said that a meeting of all organs of the labour movement will be convened to review the action of the police and the Imo State government during the protest organised by the NLC in Owerri.
National Union Of Electricity Employees
He said that any of the affiliate unions is free within the laws to take any measure to express their outrage at the Owerri incident.
But in a letter titled: ‘Mobilization for Indefinite Nationwide Strike due to the Abduction of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero’, the union described as callous and inhuman the treatment meted out to Ajaero who doubles as the General Secretary of NUEE.
The letter addressed to all branches of the union and signed by its Deputy General Secretary, Dominic Igwebuike, stated: “In response to the attrocious and inhuman behaviours of our fellow comrade and the President of the NLC by the Imo State governor and the policemen of the Imo State Command today, Wednesday, November 1, 2023, we will embark on total shutdown of the nation if the president is not released and adequate explanation given by the Nigerian government.
“To this effect, all the national, state and chapter executives are requested to start mobilization of our members for total compliance with the directive.
“Please note that withdrawal of services commences nationwide at 00.00 hours of Thursday, November 2, 2023.
“We cannot be at work while the president of the NLC is incarcerated and we cannot be at peace when the rights of workers in Imo State are trampled upon with utmost impunity.”
SPECIAL ADVERT PROMO FOR 2023 IGBA-OTOMU, IGBA-UCHE, IGBA-EKPE, IZU-UCHE, IGBOTONMA AND IZA-AFA
This is a special promo designed for our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers etc who are involved in the above events and others not mentioned during this Xmas period to reach out and showcase their event to the entire world at highly subsidized rate.
First Leg: Full page Promotional package showcasing your Invitation Card, Banner/Flex, 3 different Photographs and brief of the coming event. Also your picture/Name will be the headline News in AttNews blog(Pre-Event)
Second Leg: Full Page Promotional package of the event showcasing 5 different photographs plus short video clip of the event. Also your picture/Name will be the headline news in AttNews blog(Post-Event).
Rate: N20,000 Only For Both Pre and Post Events. (Rate is only Applicable during the Promotional Period)
For further inquiries, contact the undersigned:
Dr. Uduma Nnate (Publisher)
Chief Imo Ukwa(Advert Consultant) 08063779938