Electricity Tariff Hike: We’re Still Consulting With Stakeholders Whether to Embark on Strike- NUEE

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has said it is “still consulting” with stakeholders and its members on whether or not to embark on a strike due to the recently approved electricity tariff hike.

The Acting general secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Dominic Igwebike, has on Monday, threatened that its members would begin a nationwide strike.

Igwebike, while speaking with Channels Television, stated that the decision to embark on a nationwide protest had yet to be firmed up.

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In his words, “The decision to embark on strike was taken because our members will be attacked if they attempt to go out to cut light. Those customers they put on Band A don’t have light, so they are saying they won’t pay. Our lives will be at risk because most of those in the category are still on estimated bills. But we are still consulting on the next step to take.”

In an earlier statement, NUEE was quoted to have told the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu that its members would take decisive action if nothing was done about the withdrawal of the tariff.

Recall that on April 3, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) raised the electricity tariff for Band A customers to N225 per kilowatt-hour from N66KWh.

Band A customers are those customers getting 20 hours of power supply daily.

However, NUEE joined the Nigerian Labour Congress, Trade Unions Congress and others to condemn the tariff hike.