Electricity Workers Kick Against Planned Tariff Increase

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has said it would not accept the proposed increase in electricity tariff.

The union said Friday that the planned tariff increase would only compound the hardship Nigerians were going through in the midst of erratic power supply.

General Secretary of the union, Mr Joe Ajeero, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

“The union stand is very clear on this; we shall stand to reject any hike in the electricity tariff.

“We told them when they were privatising this sector that they will add to the burden of the people, but they insisted and have their way by force.

“I am glad that other unions are now joining us to reject this planned submission against the poor and vulnerable Nigerians.”


  1. Hike in electricity tariff at this time is heartless and insensitive to plight of an average Nigerian. whatver problems exists in the industry canot be solved thru hike in tariff but by first ensuring that everybody is supplied wt electricity. a hike in tariff cannot be justified in a situation where half of the population is without power