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Nigeria: Power Minister resigned

02 September 2012

Barth Nnaji, Nigeria’s minister of Power resigned his appointment on August 28, but there were hints within labour circles that the minister may have been forced to quit under pressure.

Though it was not exactly clear why he resigned suddenly, it is an open secret that  the Ministry had been at loggerheads with the workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, whose unions have had running battles with the minister.

One of the cardinal worries of the workers is the recent multimillion dollar transmission management contract awarded to a company which seems like a front to some officials.

Business Day earlier reported about Nnaji's connection to power plant business: Disquiet over Nnaji’s link to bid for Afam power plant

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