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The General Secretary of NUEE is disputing claims by the government’s privatization agency

The General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Joe Ajaero, is disputing claims by the government’s privatization agency (BPE) that it has made final payments to staff affected by the dissolution of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). “They can’t say that this batch constitute the final payment, because I'm aware that those waiting for final payment and NOKs are up to 900 alone,” said Ajaero, “and we are talking of about 1900 or thereabout, those with short payment and those that were not paid anything at all. If they say that is the final verification, they are liars.”

Privatization concerns are sparked by a top management change at the TCN

Privatization concerns are sparked by a top management change at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). Although the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said the appointment of an African Development Bank official, Usman Gur Mohammed, as the new Managing Director of TCN, was for efficiency and reform, the company’s workers, led by their two labour unions—the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC)— continue their protest against his appointment. They allege that Mohammed was at the TCN to help the government perfects its plan to privatize the TCN.

Source: THISDAYLIVE