Metro FG Begins Payment of Severance Package of Remaining Electricity Workers


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The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) on Thursday said that the remaining disengaged electricity workers had started receiving their severance package.

The President General of the association, Mr Bede Opara, told newsmen in Lagos that members of the association had been receiving the payment alerts from Monday.

“The issue of few workers collecting this week and the others waiting for another two months should be out of it.

“Federal Government should urge the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the Accountant General to fast track the remaining payments.

“The situation of the payment will determine if the disengaged electricity workers will protest next month or not,” he said.

The defunct PHCN workers, on Jan. 13, staged rallies in different parts of the country to protest the delay in the payment of their severance package.

The protest was called off on Jan. 14 as a result of meeting between the government’s representatives and electricity unions.

The BPE has promised that all the former PHCN workers would be paid by the end of January.


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