PHCN Staffs Threaten to Shut down Power Supply in the Country if…Agabus Pwanagba, News Monday, October 21st, 2013
The National Union of Electricity Employees has threatened to shut down power supply in the country, if the Federal Government uses soldiers to eject its members from their offices
The threat was disclosed by the General Secretary of the union, Comrade Joe Ajaero, while addressing members of the Union in Jos on Monday.
According to him, “Any station the Federal Government moves in with force, without settling labour issues, there would be shut down and bye-bye to electricity in the whole country forever.”
He said, “We have been patient enough, and we cannot continue to be patient while they are driving us to the grave.”
Stressing that, “I’m saying that enough of this provocation, no amount of military presence will make us to abandon our entitlements, because it is not by power or might, we are not going to get there with gun or knife, but the soldiers will be there and there will be darkness in this country.
“They have even written letters, when they come with those military men; they give you your dismissal or disengagement letters.
“We are calling on the EFCC and the National Assembly to investigate who keeps the money meant for the payment of the entitlement of PHCN workers, why it has not gotten to us, knowing which after it was supposed to get to us.
“With my own little knowledge that if you keep 2billion dollars for this period of time, you might have acquired close to 4 or N5billion.
He said, “And I will want to appeal again, it will be wrong to drive 50, 000 Nigerians and their families underground, if they drive us underground it will not be the best for this country. We are citizens of this country and we have worked for this country and we deserve our entitlements.
The General Secretary decried that PHCN Staff are yet to receive their pension component.
Speaking on, he lamented that its unfortunate the Minister for Information, Labaran Maku is misinforming the world that PHCN staff have been paid about N400billion entitlements they are being owed.
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