A cross section of workers in Abuja have raised an alarm over the suspension of the reflective tariff by the government, saying that it not true as 48 hours after the announcement, the tariff remain the same.
The workers who spoke with the correspondent on the development said government only use that to deceived labour to suspend the planned industrial action over the increased.
A worker who reside in Apo District of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Sunday Akwashiki told our correspondent that the situation has not change as the new tariff still reflecting.
He said ” I was happy when I learnt about the suspension on the electricity hike, but it was different when I bought token and it was the same.
“This is not good at all. How government said something and do a different thing. Labour should please draw the attention of government to the development”.
Also, a resident of Jabi District in the FCT Mr. Andrew Azomema said ” my brother the situation is not funny. This is because usually if i buy N1000 token, I get 18.7 units and with the two weeks suspension, I thought I will see a higher token for N1000, but it was the same 18.7 units.
“How can the government not keep to her promised for once. We are not finding things easy at all” Mr Azomema lamented.
The two labour centers in Nigeria on Monday said it suspended her planned action because government ordered the suspension of the reflection tariff for two weeks to allow a Technical Committee comprising Ministries, Departments, Agencies, NLC and TUC, which will work for a duration of two weeks effective Monday 28th September 2020, to examine the justifications for the new policy in view of the need for the validation of the basis for the new cost reflective tariff.
But the Discos have said they’ve not been officially communicated on the suspension of the reflective tariffs.