4 February, 2023

Nigeria’s electricity workers restore power

BBC

Power has been restored in Nigeria after a nationwide blackout due to a workers’ strike over pay.

Africa’s most populous nation was plunged into darkness on Wednesday after the workers shut down the national power grid.

The electricity workers’ union had said it wanted to compel the government to honour an agreement from 2019 to pay former employees of a state-owned electricity company.

They accused the government of failing to address staff welfare issues.

The workers, under the National Union of Electricity Employees, called off the strike on Wednesday night after a meeting with the government.

They have threatened to resume the strike in two weeks if their demands are not addressed.

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