Workers in the nation’s Power sector have threatened to shut electricity supply in the country should Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, declare a nationwide protest over the protracted industrial crises in the country’s educational sector.
Under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, the workers argued that the care free attitude attitude of the government whether in the states or national towards the continued closure of schools is a sorry state in the process of Nigeria’s development towards nationhood.
“This deadlock which has lasted for several months with the students staying at home; is undoubtedly exposing the students to all forms of negative vices inimical to nation building.
“The nation that is committed to human capital development does not toy with the Education, training and manpower need of its Youth population.
“It is through education that this nation Nigeria could be pulled out of the current duldroms and be positioned towards Socio-economic and Technical development of the next millennium.
The statement added that “a stitch in time saves nine.”