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Labour blast S-East govs electricity distribution plan

 By Victor Ahiuma-Young

 ORGANISED labour in the country’s electricity, under the umbrella of National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, has faulted plans by South-East Governors to buy over and control electricity distribution in the region, saying regionalising the electricity industry portends great danger to national cohesion, integration and unity.

NUEE said that it was unfortunate that the South-East Governors had turned a blind eyes to generating power from Oji River and the South-South Governors had watched helplessly, while the Calabar Power station went into comatose.

In a statement by its General Secretary, Mr. Joe Ajaero, NUEE called on the National Assembly to urgently organise a special session for the allocation, distribution, transmission and generation to various states, since the Governors are itching for the sharing of the country’s assets.

According to him, “we are constrained to respond to the new dimension been introduced by state Governors in the agitation to resource control in electricity distribution. The new quest for Power Holding Corporation of Nigeria, PHCN, facilities by sectional Governors gives course for concern.

“One would have expected these Governors to have geared their efforts towards improving power generation instead of turning themselves to traders,” he said.


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