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Protest in Abuja, Oshogbo, as workers reject sack of TCN MD by Macsino(m) : 6:22 pm On May 20
*Labour accuses Minister of Power of working for foreign interests
*…says sacked MD strengthened transmission network nationwide
By Victor Young, Chris Ochayi & Shina Abubakar
Organised labour, on Tuesday, rejected the sack of Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, MD/CEO, of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Usman Mohammed, and demanded his immediate reinstatement.
Labour also demanded the resignation of the Minister of Power, Mamman Saleh, over Mohammed’s sack, accusing the minister of working for foreign interests to the detriment of Nigerians.
Workers in the power sector also held protests in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, and Oshogbo, Osun State capital, rejecting Mohammed’s sack and calling for his immediate reinstatement.
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The protesting workers crippled operations at TCN headquarters in Abuja and Oshogbo, arguing that Mohammed’s passion for the development and the growth of the sector was second to none in recent times.
In Abuja, protesting members the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies, SSAEAC, and Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, threatened to shut the power sector over Mohammed’s sack and rejected the appointment of Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz as acting MD/CEO.
Recall that the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, Tuesday night, announced the replacement of Mr. Mohammed with Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz.
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