Labour faults NERC on Abuja PHCN staff

Sam-Amadi NERC11 September 2013, Abuja—Organised labour in the Nigerian power industry, Tuesday, expressed dismay over the call by Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission, NERC, for the disengagement of staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, headquarters, Abuja, warning that NERC lacked the power to do so.

Under the umbrella of National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, the union said the regulatory body had in recent times become anti-people having recently increased electricity tariff and inflicted more pains on Nigerians without increase in power supply.

It argued that the Power Sector Reform Act 2005 that established NERC did not confer on it the functions and powers to recommend the stoppage of payments and disengagement of PHCN employees.

Reacting to the NERC’s memo to the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, NUEE through its General Secretary, Joe Ajaero advised management of NERC to concentrate on its assigned roles of monitoring and regulating the electricity industry.

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