Organised labour unions at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, have threatened to shut down operations over the sack of the former Managing Director of the company, Usman Gur Mohammed.
This newspaper reports that the federal government had sacked Mohammed and has been replaced by Sule Abdulaziz. This development was announced via a statement issued by the Minister of Power, Mamman Sale, signed by his spokesman, Artimas Aaron on Tuesday evening.
But the workers trooped in large numbers on Wednesday to express their anger over the sack of the former MD and have demanded his immediate reinstatement.
The unions staged the protest at the Company’s Headquarters located in Maitama District of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. They said they rejected the sacking of Mohammed and have abandoned their jobs to reject the sacking. should urgent step not taken by
The protesters comprised of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies, SSAEAC, and the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE.