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The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE ) has instructed electricity workers in the Transmission Company of Nigeria to embark on strike Wednesday following unresolved labor issue in the company.

Nigerians therefore are going to be plunged into darkness starting from Wednesday.

The electricity workers are complaining of the federal government failure  to pay the entitlement of former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019.

In a circular entitled “call to action”, Joe Ajaero, the general secretary of NUEE, instructed the workers to ensure total compliance, promising to paralyse operations of TCN across Nigeria over anti-masses activities.

“You are hereby enjoined to mobilise immediately for serious picketing of TCN Headquarters and stations nationwide over the directive by the TCN Board that all PMs in acting capacity going to AGM must appear for a promotion interview,” an official statement said.

“This action takes effect from Tuesday, August 16 2022 and total withdrawal of services commences on Wednesday, August 17 2022. Ensure full compliance in all the stations nationwide.”

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