Federal Government Appeals to Electricity Workers Amid Tariff Hike Dispute

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The Federal Government finds itself at a critical juncture as it pleads with members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to reconsider their stance amidst looming threats of strike over the recent electricity tariff hike. Despite the government’s entreaties, the union remains steadfast in its resolve to withdraw services if the tariff hike is not revoked for Band A customers.

Adebiyi Adeyeye, the National President of NUEE, reiterated the union’s unwavering stance, emphasizing the impracticality of providing 20 hours of electricity with the current infrastructure. He highlighted the potential dangers of collecting increased tariffs from customers who do not receive adequate power supply, citing numerous attacks on union members and escalating tensions with distribution companies.

Adeyeye emphasized the union’s commitment to protecting its members from further assaults, underscoring the impossibility of fulfilling promises made by the government without sufficient resources. He emphasized that the union’s stance on potential strike action hinges on the government’s response to their demands.

Echoing the government’s plea for understanding, Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, emphasized the necessity of cooperation to address the challenges facing the power sector. He implored the union to recognize the government’s efforts to improve supply and alleviate the burden on both workers and consumers.

As tensions escalate, both the government and the union find themselves at an impasse, with the future of electricity provision hanging in the balance. The resolution of this dispute will undoubtedly have far-reaching implications for the nation’s economy and the well-being of its citizens.

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