In a bid to find lasting solution to the lingering electricity situation in the country leadership of the House Representatives on Thursday met with parties concerned in the matter. Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, during the meeting appealed to the union to “exercise higher tolerance” before thinking of embarking on strike as their action could affect lives negatively.
Gbajabiamila added that the electricity workers should be included as a witness to its decision to shelve its industrial action so that it would ensure that all issues agreed on are implemented. The Minister of Labour Chris Ngige; the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy Agba; officials of BPE and leadership of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) were also at the meeting.
Gbajabiamila further pleaded with the leadership of the electricity workers to henceforth communicate to the House whenever there are issues that would lead them to embark on strike.