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Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Bobloco: 7:28am On May 15
The Federal Government has asked the organised Labour not to derail its transformation plan for the electricity sector.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had picketed offices of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Distribution Companies nationwide over the hike in electricity tariff.

The unions had described the upward review, demanding outright cancellation.

Addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Tuesday, Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, said labour had the right to protest.


“We cannot stop them from organizing peaceful protest or laying down their demands. Let me make that clear. President Bola Tinubu’s administration is also a listening government.”

“We have heard their demands, we’re going to look at it, we’ll make further engagements and I believe we’re going to reach a peaceful resolution with the labor because no government can succeed without the cooperation, collaboration and partnership with the Labour unions. So we welcome the peaceful protest and I’m happy that it was not a violent protest. They’ve made their positions known and government has taken in their demands and we’re looking at it.



“But one thing that I want to state here is from the statistics of those affected by the hike in tariff, the people on the road yesterday, who embarked on the peaceful protests, more than 95% of them are not affected by the increase in the tariff of electricity. They still enjoy almost 70% government subsidy in the tariff they pay because the average costs of generating, transmitting and distributing electricity is not less than N180 today.

“A lot of them are paying below N60 so they still enjoy government’s subsidy. So when they say we should reverse the recently increased tariff, sincerely it’s not affecting them. That’s one position.


My appeal again is that they should please not derail or distract our transformation plan for the industry. We have a clearly documented reform roadmap to take us to our desired destination, where we’re going to have reliable, functional, cost-effective and affordable electricity in Nigeria. It cannot be achieved overnight because this is a decay of almost 60 years, which we are trying to correct.”

He said there was the need for sacrifice from everybody, “from the government’s side, from the people’s side, from the private sector side. So we must bear this sacrifice for us to have a permanent gain”.

“I don’t want us to go back to the situation we were in February and March, where we had very low generation. We all felt the impact of this whereby electricity supply was very low and every household, every company, every institution, felt it. From the little reform that we’ve embarked upon since the beginning of April, we have seen the impact that electricity has improved and it can only get better.”

https://dailytrust.com/tariff-protest-dont-derail-our-plan-for-electricity-sector-fg-begs-labour/

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by OgbeniOja1: 7:30am On May 15
as though there are plans for an improvement. its just increased revenue generation they want

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by AqualinaXYZ: 7:35am On May 15
Derail which plans?




These people thinks they’re talking to their 30k monthly stipend data boys on Nairaland




Does the empty skull Tinubu the certificate forging cocaine ambassador from Guinea has any other plans than tax the living dead and poor?




Barren region and their lies sef

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Paraman: 7:36am On May 15
The FG should not stop their plan in the electricity sector

Anybody enjoying at least 20hrs power supply per day should pay the new tarrif and must also have prepaid meters.

Nigerians are ready to pay for the power supply they use

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by AqualinaXYZ: 7:40am On May 15
Paraman:
The FG should not stop their plan in the electricity sector

Anybody enjoying at least 20hrs power supply per day should pay the new tarrif and must also have prepaid meters.

Nigerians are ready to pay for the power supply they use


Exactly



We’re ready to pay the Tinubu hiked tariff with our 30k monthly stipend from defending APC and minimum wages



As long as Tinubu and his family are okay we don’t care if our own life spoil



We’re ready Mr President

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by SalamRushdie: 7:41am On May 15
You don't have any plans ..Band A Band B cannot be a plan..it's the legitimization of inefficiency

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Paraman: 7:43am On May 15
AqualinaXYZ:



Exactly



We’re ready to pay the Tinubu hiked tariff with our 30k monthly stipend from defending APC and minimum wages



As long as Tinubu and his family are okay we don’t care if our own life spoil



We’re ready Mr President
The minimum wage is 30k does not mean every Nigerian earn 30k clown

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by phemmie06(m): 7:57am On May 15
Which reform..... Each ministries is looking for ways to wack money for herself and the one at the center at the expense of the masses.

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Ofunaofu: 7:58am On May 15
grin
Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by iCauseTrouble: 7:58am On May 15
Oyo State really dodged a bullet by not voting this man as Governor.

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by sevo(m): 7:58am On May 15
We should die because of your useless plan nah...ewu gambia
Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by davidtemi(m): 7:59am On May 15
Dey play. Which useless plan u get. Rubbish plans wey don derail already. Bastard people

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Kwaramustgoodag: 8:00am On May 15
Fg should stop pressing masses necks by exhausting them of their peanuts,to feed their already big belle. Let all politicians cut their spending, their jumbo allowance, and dubious ways. By then, Nigeria will be better. Sane country provided things down before increasing tax. But Nigeria government will make things hard for masses, use part of the money to pay influencial celebritie, and still employ online warriors to defend them on 30k monthly. Not only APC, but all Nigeria government are doing this.

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by israelmao(m): 8:00am On May 15
Idiotic slowpoke.It didn't take government a day to remove fuel subsidy and electricity tariff but it is taking them a century to increase minimum wage and granting palliatives.

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by tiswell(m): 8:01am On May 15
NLC under this Ajaero has become a toothless bulldog and a laughing stock

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Racoon(m): 8:01am On May 15
So this incompetent minister have a plan? It is obviously a Band F plan

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by AbuTwins: 8:02am On May 15
Many have head yet are numbskulls!
Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by tiswell(m): 8:02am On May 15
Paraman:
The minimum wage is 30k does not mean every Nigerian earn 30k clown
it is 18k in Anambra

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by fixedhollies(m): 8:03am On May 15
Paraman:
The minimum wage is 30k does not mean every Nigerian earn 30k clown
Boss go sleep. Half of Nigerian population earns less than 30k in a month.

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by omowolewa: 8:03am On May 15
Can you imagine, plans to put Nigerian in poverty
Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by BarrElChapo(m): 8:04am On May 15
The worst
Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Xox1945(m): 8:04am On May 15
Adebayo Adelabu beg NLC to allow them to loot
Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Splashme: 8:05am On May 15
Which plans do they have?
Clueless bunch
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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by bigdammyj: 8:07am On May 15
Noted.
Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Curious345: 8:07am On May 15
What type of plan are you talking about.

What is the qualifications of this man, probably he read political science, and Tinubu placed in a critical sector like the power sector.

Just like fashola was placed in the works housing and power sector, practically achieving nothing absolutely nothing during his tenure. Not even a single kilometer of road

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Curious345: 8:07am On May 15
What plan ?

A plan that makes people spend 300,000 a month on light bill.

When they can barely feed?

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by alwayzonlyn(m): 8:09am On May 15
He said majority of those protesting are not affected by the recent increase in tariff??

He didn't take into account the fact that affected businesses & enterprises will eventually pass down the ripple effect of this hike in tariff to their customers (via increase in price of goods and services), who are mostly the poor & middle class which these protesters belong to.

You see the way our so-called leaders think??

God help us o

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by tnerro1(m): 8:09am On May 15
Just taxing everyone and everything, but to increase the purchasing power of Nigerians will require committees to sit for one year.

Later one fool will come and say the government has increased the purchasing power of Nigerians

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Sirianese: 8:09am On May 15
Bobloco:


https://dailytrust.com/tariff-protest-dont-derail-our-plan-for-electricity-sector-fg-begs-labour/

Sack this dude already

He's the worst-performing minister within Tinubu administration

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Re: Tariff Protest: Don’t Derail Our Electricity Sector Plans, Adelabu Begs Labour by Nackzy: 8:10am On May 15
Adelabu the most confuse minister

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