The Nigerian electricity workers on Wednesday suspended the ongoing nationwide strike.
Oyoecho reports that the nationwide strike has led to total blackout in different parts of the country.
The electricity workers under the joint umbrella of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEC) agreed to suspend the industrial action, following the intervention of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, which lasted about four hours, the Secretary General of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero, said they have been asked to suspend their strike action.
Ajaero expressed hope that the government would act in good faith on the issues in dispute which have lingered for years, to a very dangerous point.
He said they would take a pause on the industrial action and wait for two weeks as agreed in the meeting for the government to address their grievances.
Also, the President of SSAEC, Comrade Chika Ben assured the nation that the matter would be nipped in the bud before it escalates, adding that there would be no further blackout in any part of the country.
At the meeting were the Minister of State, Power, Prince Jeddy Agba, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ms. Daju Kachollom, Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz and the Chairman of TCN Board , Imamuddeen Talba.