Adamawa workers decry hike in electricity tariff


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Adam Adamawa State chapter has decried the hike in electricity tariff in the state.

The state’s NLC Chairman, Emmanuel Fashe, who spoke during the 2023 May Day celebration in Yola,  said the electricity tariff, particularly in the state, has been hiked without even the light being enjoyed by people in the state.

Fashe expressed the need for the state’s Governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to take action in addressing the challenge and ensuring the provision of a decent workplace and protection of workers and citizens.

“Your Excellency Sir, during the May Day celebration last year, we complained about the laying off of experienced staff of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) by its management Quest Company and the exorbitant billing from the company on consumers.

“They have failed to leave up to their cooperate social infrastructure and employment of experts within the host community and even the provision of light is still epileptic despite paying exorbitant bills,” he said.

He further commended Fintiri for injecting N500 million into the local Government pension, partially implementing the new minimum wage, and releasing promotions for primary school teachers.

Fashe also expressed the need for the review of civil service rules every five years.

According to him, the rules were reviewed 15 years ago in the state despite the provision that they should be reviewed every five years.

He urged Fintiri to continue to accord priority to the welfare of workers.

In his remarks, Gov. Fintiri assured that he will continue to accord priority to the welfare of workers within the available resources.

Fintiri, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, said his administration has done a lot for the civil servants, especially the timely payment of monthly salaries and payments of retirement benefits among others.

Fintiri further saluted labour veterans in the state and assured them that he will sustain the relationship and remain open for direct dialogue.


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