The minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, today (Saturday) said electricity workers in the country cannot go on strike. He said embarking on a strike action will be unconstitutional and a violation of the laws of the land.
“They are not supposed to go on strike because electricity is an essential service and it is in the law as well and the Supreme Court has even ruled on it to further clarify that workers of the electricity sector are not supposed to go on strike”
Nnaji was speaking at Channels Television’s Weekend Breakfast show, Sunrise Saturday.
He accused electricity workers of placing their personal interest ahead of national interest.
The labour unions, however, say the Federal Government has been inconsiderate in its approach to issues raised by the workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.