OFFICER GBEGE: Soldiers takes over the headquarters of the Power Holding

Date: 21-07-2012 3:54 am (10 years ago) | Author: Steph.
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Soldiers, police sack PHCN offices over pension dispute between PHCN staffs and the Federal Government




Photos From The Protest




A contingent of the Nigerian Army and the police were on Friday deployed to take over the headquarters of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria over a dispute with the Federal Government on their pension.

The soldiers, numbering about 50, stormed the headquarters of PHCN in the early hours of Friday and took strategic positions before workers could resume for work.

When our correspondent visited the place, the soldiers had sealed the entrance to the premises located in Maitama.

The workers were restricted to the street as they were not allowed to enter the building. Some of them converted the ambulance of PHCN to a music station that entertained both staff and passersby.

Chairman of the National Union of Electricity Employees, FCT chapter, Mr. Wisdom Nwachukwu, regretted that soldiers could take over the headquarters of the company during a civilian administration.

the soldiers asked any worker that wanted to enter the building to fill a pension form.

Nwachukwu said, “The Federal Government appointed Hassan Sunmonu to mediate between the workers and the government on labour issues before the privatisation of the PHCN successor companies. The last meeting that held last month ended in a deadlock.

The Minister of Power, Prof. Bath Nnaji, had while inaugurating an investigative panel on the PHCN pension scheme on Wednesday, said the scheme running in PHCN was illegal and contrary to Pension Reform Act of 2004.

He said while negotiating with workers on their severance terms, the Federal Government discovered that the pension scheme was not being properly run, thus necessitating the inauguration of the panel.

Responding to questions from newsmen on the issue, Nnaji said reforms must go on, adding that anybody that stood in the way of reforms in the power sector was against the progress of the nation.

Meanwhile, the FG has told a high powered United States’ delegation that there was no power alignment in the power stations conceived and started by past administrations and attributed this to the seeming intractable challenges in the electricity sector.

“We still need support,” Nnaji told the delegation led by the Deputy Assistant to the President of United States, Dr. Michael Froman, a former Managing Director of Citigroup.

Also, the Nigeria Labour Congress called on the FG to withdraw soldiers from the facilities of the PHCN and begin dialogue with the workers.

The President of the NLC, Mr. Abdulwahed Omar, observed in a statement on Friday that negotiations between the FG and the National Union of Electricity Employees had broken down as a result of unresolved labour issues.

However, the National Assembly has scheduled a meeting with labour on Monday to find a lasting solution to the problem.


Posted: at 21-07-2012 03:54 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
- athena at 21-07-2012 10:49 AM (10 years ago)
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Wonders shall never end
Posted: at 21-07-2012 10:49 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 21-07-2012 10:52 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: athena on 21-07-2012 10:49 AM
Wonders shall never end

Na Naija get wonder na

Posted: at 21-07-2012 10:52 AM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- Ifemylove at 21-07-2012 11:03 AM (10 years ago)
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everything about 9ja seems to be wonderful everyday...hahahaha
Posted: at 21-07-2012 11:03 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- malvin2525 at 21-07-2012 11:18 AM (10 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed
Posted: at 21-07-2012 11:18 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Xthyluv at 21-07-2012 11:18 AM (10 years ago)
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Nawa oo for dis civilian government?
Posted: at 21-07-2012 11:18 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- moriztuos at 21-07-2012 11:21 AM (10 years ago)
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Heard
Posted: at 21-07-2012 11:21 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- jamesbondchick at 21-07-2012 11:47 AM (10 years ago)
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Hahaha wonder 9ja!

Posted: at 21-07-2012 11:47 AM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- buchiike at 21-07-2012 12:20 PM (10 years ago)
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wetin soldiers dey do for inside town self? for here we no dey see soldiers atll for inside town na camp them dey stay.
Posted: at 21-07-2012 12:20 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tippa at 21-07-2012 12:55 PM (10 years ago)
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BIAFRA ACTIVATED, 2015.
Posted: at 21-07-2012 12:55 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- martino_martino at 21-07-2012 12:56 PM (10 years ago)
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What is the work of so called power holding's self?they are there  doing nothing,no light for even 24 hours in naija so let soldiers take there office nah.
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- rolifaith at 21-07-2012 01:09 PM (10 years ago)
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 Huh? Huh? Huh?
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- mallorca at 21-07-2012 01:11 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: martino_martino on 21-07-2012 12:56 PM
What is the work of so called power holding's self?they are there  doing nothing,no light for even 24 hours in naija so let soldiers take there office nah.
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

Posted: at 21-07-2012 01:11 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Ecto at 21-07-2012 01:29 PM (10 years ago)
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NEPA again?

You who swore to keep us in darkness till thy kingdom comes?
Posted: at 21-07-2012 01:29 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zicooo at 21-07-2012 01:31 PM (10 years ago)
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their holding the light
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- denmal at 21-07-2012 02:17 PM (10 years ago)
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naija
Posted: at 21-07-2012 02:17 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pamela224 at 21-07-2012 02:34 PM (10 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 21-07-2012 02:34 PM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ajayi9ice at 21-07-2012 03:04 PM (10 years ago)
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Noteded, but this army boys don dey form this days naa.
If una wan fight a beg make we go find ghana trouble so say way go start
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- dickman2 at 21-07-2012 03:23 PM (10 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 21-07-2012 03:23 PM (10 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- BendelArmedRobb at 21-07-2012 03:40 PM (10 years ago)
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  NAIJA una too much!!! coffee wey I dey drink for hia comot for my nose as I read this.
Posted: at 21-07-2012 03:40 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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