Sunday, April 14, 2024

Union laments hike in electricity tariff, appeals for reversal


The Affiliation of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has lamented the hike in electrical energy tariff within the nation.

Nationwide President of ASCSN, Etim Okon, reacted to the brand new enhance in tariff whereas talking with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

DAILY POST recollects that the Federal Authorities on April 3, introduced the brand new enhance in electrical energy tariff, a improvement Okon described as a “misplacement of precedence, anti-people coverage and unacceptable”.

In response to him, the hike in electrical energy tariff from N66/kwh to N225/kwh for many who get pleasure from electrical energy provide for 20 hours per day is completely unacceptable and a recipe for unrest.

“This exhibits clearly that Nigeria shouldn’t be prepared for twenty-four hours electrical energy provide.

“I believe that the coverage shouldn’t be proper, particularly presently of socioeconomic challenges the place the price of residing could be very exorbitant and the wage of the employees stays static.

“As we speak, we’re nonetheless battling with the gas subsidy removing with none corresponding treatment and but the rise within the electrical energy tariff with out even the provision of electrical energy,” he stated.

In response to him, the Federal Authorities was prioritizing income era over the welfare of Nigerians who’re presently struggling to outlive.

He famous that the federal government, within the announcement, had stated that the deliberate hike in electrical energy tariff would guarantee not less than 20 hours of energy provide.

Okon, due to this fact, known as on the federal government to search out methods of stabilizing the economic system earlier than considering of tips on how to generate extra income by taxation, urging it to rethink its stance and reverse to the previous tariff.

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