By Victor Ahiuma-Young
WORKERS of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), yesterday assured that with necessary tools, they were ready to work with government to improve the power supply in the country.
Under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the workers argued that there were a lot of challenges or problems facing improved power in the country.
Speaking at a foundation-laying of a 40-bedroom guest house, in Lagos, General Secretary of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero, said in spite of the challenges and the hostile environment, PHCN workers were very committed and would continue to put in their best in the service of the nation.
Ajaero lamented that ongoing crisis between Jebba community and the organisation which led to the shut down of Shiroro power station, had affected power supply.
On the proposed guest house, he said the union had build similar guest houses in Benin and Ibadan and had constructed few houses in Owerri, Jos and Kaduna.
According to him, â€œthis proposed guest house in Lagos, when completed, would be made up of 40 standard bedrooms, large hall, restaurant, cable and internet facilities.â€
Earlier, Minister of Power, Mr Remi Babalola,Â commended the unionâ€™s consistency and commitment to the welfare and interest of members and advised the union to go beyond the issue of membersâ€™ welfare.
He called on the union to also take interest in the operational areas of the nationâ€™s power sector.