Thursday, 5 July 2012

AGAIN, PHCN Workers Threaten Strike

Ekiti Workers of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN , Ado-Ekiti Business Unit, have threatened to down tools over alleged brutalisation of some of their colleagues by aides to the Governor.PHCN Marketing Manager, Mr. Julius Ige, and the Public Relations Manager, Mr. Ilori Brown, espectively, were allegedly abducted and taken to Government House where they were said to have been beaten for allegedly disconnecting power supply to Government House. They were allegedly abducted from their houses last Friday evening and kept at the Government House until 1.15 a.m. on Saturday. The state government is allegedly owing PHCN N15 million, debt for four months.But the state commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, absolved officials of the state from the inhuman treatment.

The commissioner said the present administration had paid over N158million to PHCN debt owed by previous government. Afuye argued that the present government would not support any act of brigandage in any form.Recounting his ordeal in the hands of aides to the governor, PHCN image maker, Mr Jones said his only offence was that PHCN disconnected power supply to Government House.

Culled from the Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper

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