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Civil society groups vow to contnue picketing IKEDC


Lagos – Civil society groups on Wednesday said they would continue picketing Ikeja Distribution Company (IKEDC) due to failure of the dialogue between the labour and the company.

Mr Joseph Emmanuel, General Secretary, Citizens Access to Electricity Initiatives (CATEIN), who has been leading protesters to block the office of IKEDC, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to him, the group will not stop picketing IKEDC until the company negotiates and agrees with their terms.

Emmanuel said that the labour met with the company on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the meetings were deadlocked.

NAN gathered that the organised labour had been in dialogue with the company and the Ministry of Labour and Employment over the sack of workers, among other issues.

NAN recalled that the organised labour, had on March 7, picketed the electricity company for three days over the disengagement of 400 workers and failure to supply power.

The picketing was, however, suspended when the State Security Services intervened and urged the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to dialogue with the company to find solution to their demands.

Mr Felix Ofolue, Head, Public Communication of IKEDC, told newsmen that the company would resume discussions with the unions to find lasting solution to the problem. (NAN)

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