Yusufu Aminu Idegu, Jos and Toba Agboola, Lagos
Nationwide blackout is imminent as electricity workers begin indefinite strike this morning.
The industrial action is declared under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE)
The union said the decision to down tools remained the only option since there was no dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the lingering industrial crisis in the sector.
Assistant Secretary General of NUEE Anthony Sule said the 21-day ultimatum given to Minister of Power Saleh Mamman expired at midnight on Tuesday.
Sule, in a statement issued in Jos, the Plateau State capital, said the union had no option but to commence an indefinite strike.
The statement said: “The ministry of power has failed to resolve some issues affecting members of the union since 2013 when the power sector was privatised especially issues that with the over 2,000 disengaged former PHCN workers and their pay off.”