By Muhammad Tukur,Yola
The National Union of Electricity Employees and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies has vowed not call off the industrial strike action embarked by the unions in Adamawa state until its demands are meet by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (FMPWH).
Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Yola the Deputy President General of the Association, Comrade Nasiru Dembo, said the two unions will back down on the course until its demands are fulfill.
“If by coming Monday there is no stand by the government, other unions under the Nigeria Labour Congress would register their solidarity in support of the strike,” Dembo revealed.
He claimed that the strike action is not to jeopardize business, he therefore appealed to consumers in the state to bear with the situation “as it is for a good course that will improve the service”.
Dembo also called on the Adamawa state government to intervene in resolving the issue. About eighty percent of electricity consumers in state have been reportedly affected by the blackout. It was also observed that most areas in Yola the state capital are out of electricity supply for almost 24 hours.