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Blackout looms as electricity workers join NLC solidarity protest

Under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), electricity workers have announced that they will join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in its protest in support of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, which is still in effect.

Workers were instructed to stage a national protest on July 26 and 27 in support of the ASUU strike.

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Employees at financial institutions, insurance companies, and the aviation industry have all pledged to participate in the strike.

In a letter dated July 22, Joe Ajaero, general secretary of NUEE, instructed all of its members to take part in the demonstration against the protracted closure of tertiary institutions.

According to the NLC’s mandate and our viewpoint, which was communicated at the meeting of Congress’ Central Working Committee and National Executive Council, the letter states.

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“All union members are urged to mobilise in large numbers and take part in the NLC/ASUU solidarity protest against the country’s ongoing shutdown of tertiary institutions, slated for July 26/27, 2022.

You are urged to collaborate with the State Executive Council leadership in each of your states in order to plan a successful outing. Continued Success!

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Nigeria may experience another round of blackouts beginning on Tuesday as a result of the union’s decision.

For the seventh time in 2022, the nation’s energy grid failed last week, disrupting lives and businesses.


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