Workers under the platform of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, have cautioned against the demands of the organised labour to sell the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.
The union which threatened to withdraw from its activities, if the federal government heeds to the agitation of the Organised Labour for the sales of the company, further implored Nigerians to resist the regretful recommendation. This is unconnected with the fact that it isn’t the best decision for the country as of now.
According to the statement “the memo serves as notice to Nigerians that the union will resume its suspended industrial action for the non implementation of agreements reached in the meetings brokered by the leadership of the House of Representatives and Ministry of Labour.”
Comrade Joe Ajaero, who expressed his regret on behalf of the NUEE, confirmed that the regular push for the sale of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, has not helped for the past eight years.
“Almost eight years after the privatization of the power sector, there has not been any visible improvement in terms of power supply, expansion or investments by the new owners of the DisCos and GenCos.
‘’In the sector’s performance chain today, the Transmission network with a wheeling capacity of 8,000MW has been strengthened to comfortably wheel out Power Generated by the Generation Companies whose average operational generation output is far below the total installed generation capacity (they are not generating full capacities). Nigerians have had to grapple with darkness as the DisCos reject energy wheeled to them by Transmission Company of Nigeria.” the union said.