The Nigerian electricity workers have alleged that the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, has refused to isolate himself after his return from Germany and Egypt.
The union under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees, also threatened to shut down the power sector.
They further warned other employers in the sector that it would withdraw services if they failed to provide adequate precautionary measures to protect staff in the sector against COVID-19.
The General Secretary of the union, Joe Ajaero, who said this, added that the minister would be held responsible if any employee of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, especially those at the headquarters in Abuja, contract the coronavirus.
When contacted to speak on claims by the union that Mamman might spread the coronavirus to workers at his ministry, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Power on Communications, Aaron Artimas, said his boss had not been in office.
He said, “He has not made contact with any member of staff and has not seen anybody in the ministry, either his own direct staff or outsiders. He has also not received visitors.”