Dr Chris Ngige, minister Labour and Employment, has condemned the industrial action embarked upon by electricity workers.
According to him, the strike was as a result of a power struggle between the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC).
The minister disclosed this on Channels TV.
According to him, investigation by the labour ministry showed the level of a power struggle between the unions.
Going further, he claimed that he told the warring factions not to do anything unfair that will affect the country.
“My initial investigation as the minister of labour is that there is a power-play.
“There is a power struggle on who is senior and who is more potent in terms of effecting unionism and they have carried this on and inflicted the whole country with a power outage that has caused us billions of naira and loss of lives; it is unfair and I have told them not to do that,” he said.