Despite the gains made in the Power sector since the advent of the Jonathan administration, labor issues still continue to overshadow these achievements
Minister of Power Barth Nnaji has described as untrue claims by workers in his Ministry that they are to be disengaged at a flat rate of eighty five thousand naira
The Minister made these clarifications while speaking with newsmen at the end of his Ministries briefing on their performances so far in the2012 budget
The Nigeria Labor Congress has stepped into the face off between electricity workers and the Federal Government, threatening to disrupt power supply across the country if government does not end military occupation of PHCN headquarters across the country
But issues in contention are cloudy with electricity workers making several accusations
Power Minister, Barth Nnaji insists that given the entitlements due to workers for being disengaged from the public sector, they have no cause to complain
There is also the face off over the contributory pension scheme recently introduced which the Power Minister explains is backed by law
There is no doubt that there has been a marked improvement in power supply in the country following the massive investments in power since the beginning of the Jonathan administration.
And even in the year 2012 Power Minister Barth Nnaji says his Ministry has continued to enjoy release of funds .
And the Power Minister is emphatic that the current stability in power supply would be maintained and improved upon by 2013 especially with the coming on board of more NIPPs by the end of the year.