Electricity Workers Not Happy over Lingering FG/Lecturers’ Crisis
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) says it is deeply saddened and appalled by the impasse between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Unions in the Tertiary Academic Sector (Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Research Institutes) which has avoidably lingered.
This deadlock which has lasted for several months with the Students staying at home; is undoubtedly exposing the students to all forms of negative vices inimical to nation building.
According to a press release signed by, Joe Ajaero, General Secretary, he said NUEE, therefore, calls on the Federal Government to address all issues concerning non-implementation of Agreements and others affecting Nigeria’s hallowed Tertiary Institutions.
A nation that is committed to human capital development does not toy with the education, training and manpower needs of its youth population.
The laissez-faire attitude of the government whether in the States or National towards a continued closure of schools is a sorry state in the process of our development towards nationhood.
It is through education that this country Nigeria could be pulled-out of the current doldrums and be positioned towards Socio-Economic and Technological development of the next millennium.
The National Union of Electricity Employees therefore wishes to state that if after the Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) Nationwide protest and the current impasse between Unions in the Tertiary Institution and government is not conclusively addressed, we shall be forced to stay at home with our children.