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FG To Pay Severance Allowance To All PHCN Staff This Month – Power Minister

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu


Protesting PHCN staff

Protesting PHCN staff

Nigeria’s minister of power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, has assured  that the severance allowance of all PHCN staff will be paid by Federal Government before  end of of this month.

Nebo, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday at Nsukka shortly after attending a thanksgiving service marking the end of the 2013 Nsukka Anglican diocese synod.

He said that government was working round the clock to ensure that all authenticated PHCN staff received their severance allowance, so as to end any form of protest from those concerned.

Hear him: “Government is working hard to ensure that all staff of PHCN are settled before the end of October.

“For now what government has given companies that acquired PCNC are license and share certificate.

“The physical hander over of PHCN will take place in some weeks to come,” the minster hinted.

He said that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan had invested much and was committed to ensuring that Nigeria enjoys steady power supply.

“By God’s special grace in the next six months there will be double in the country’s generation capacity and by the end of 2014 the amount of mega watts generated will be fully transmitted.

“I must tell Nigerians that, there are better days ahead as the country will witness great improvement in power sector.”

On the slow pace of work at Nru National Integrated power plant NIPP project Nsukka , the minister urged the people to exercise some patience as it would soon be completed.

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