PHCN’ distribution company in Ikeja, was on Thursday invaded by members of the Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) protesting non-payment salaries. In a statement to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Vice Chairman of the Union in Lagos, stated that the workers were protesting against non-payment of their five months salaries.
In addition to this, the workers are said to also be protesting the refusal of the company’s management to transfer the allowances of some workers who were moved about locations for reasons not known to them and that some workers were still not receiving their salaries after the completion of the biometrics exercise. Mr Mbang disgruntled, further highlighted that the outstanding salaries were well over N390 million.
When contacted, Mr. Chris Akamnonu, the Chief Executive of the company, responded with an assuring tone that the matter was being addressed. He further explained that the protest was as a result of the biometrics exercise which caused the payment of some workers’ salaries difficult but that majority of the workers have been paid.