Leaders of electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), on Monday lavished praises on the former minister of power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, saying their tussle with him when he was a minister was “nothing personal.”
The group was led by the President of NUEE, Mr. Mansur Musa, General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, and other members of the national executive committee, as well as trade union leaders from Rivers and Imo States, the large labour delegation, which came in six vehicles was in Aba, to inaugurate the Aba Power Project (APP) chapter of NUEE.
Speaking during the inauguration, Musa noted that Nnaji stood out from other power sector investors because “he did not connive with state officials to grab our common patrimony in the name of privatisation, to which we are opposed.”
Nnaji, while responding to the union leaders, stated that “slave labour is not possible in a competitive sector.”
The former minister took NUEE officials on an inspection of the plant which is about to start commercial operations. The official inauguration will take place in August to mark the third anniversary of President Goodluck Jonathan’s launch of the Roadmap for Power Sector Reform in Lagos on August 10, 2010 .