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PHCN threatens to embark on nation wide strike due to intimidation From Minister.

Electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have given a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement the agreement they signed last month with the government.

Its General Secretary, Mr Joe Ajaero, spoke to journalists at a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos.
Ajaero said that if after the ultimatum the issues were not addressed, the union would resume its suspended industrial action without further consultation.

The General Secretary accused Minister of State for Power, Goddy Agba, of harassment and intimidation during the meeting held on January 27.

Ajaero said that some of the issues pending included, non-payment of over 2000 disengaged PHCN staff; 16 months underpayment of severance benefits as well as 7.5 per cent pension component among others.

"We observed that when the first item was raised on update from BPE at the meeting, the BPE boss was absent at the meeting; we then advised that the matter be stepped down for other items to be discussed.