Members of the National Union Of Electricity Employees NUEE, have threatened a total darkness nationwide from Thursday following alleged arrest and detention of the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero.
In a letter of November 1, 2023 entitled ‘Mobilization For Nationwide Strike Due To The Abduction Of Nigeria Labour Congress President, Comrade Joe Ajaero’ sighted by page3news.com.ng was copied SAGS’s/AGS’s /Vice Presidents
Zonal Organizing Secretaries
All NUEE Members.
The letter signed by Dominic Igwebike, acting General Secretary of NUEE in part reads: “In response to the atrocious and inhumane behaviours meted out to our fellow comrades and the abduction of the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress by the Imo State Governor and the Policemen of the Imo State Command today Wednesday 1st November 2023, we will embark on a total shutdown of the Nation if the President of the NLC is not released and adequate explanation given by the Nigerian Government.
To this effect, all National, States and Chapter executives are requested to start the
mobilization of our members in total compliance with this directive.
Please note that withdrawal of Services nationwide commences from 0.00 hours of Thursday, November 2, 2023.
We cannot be at work while the President of the NLC is incarcerated and we cannot be at peace while the rights of the workers in Imo State are being trampled on with utmost
The strength and integrity of our Union are at stake, please ensure total compliance.”