May 1: Abandon power privatization now, unions tell government | The Guardian Nigeria News


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The unions have urged the federal government to suspend the privatization of the electricity sector.

The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) and Trades Union Congress (TUC) revealed this in a joint statement read out by NLC Chairman Ayuba Wabba at a ceremony marking May Day 2022 in Abuja yesterday.

Labor lamented that the deregulation of diesel, aviation fuel and kerosene had not resulted in product availability.

The two bodies said the government should use the five-year review window of the already overdue power sector privatization reform law to abandon the power privatization exercise. .

They said, “We also demand a transparent investigation into the power sector privatization scheme, which we believe has been hijacked by a few Nigerians allowed to corner the Commonwealth without thinking about value addition. Enough is enough!”

They insisted that the only lasting solution to Nigeria’s energy crisis is the rehabilitation and optimization of local oil refineries and the construction of new ones.

THIS came as the Federal Government promised, “We’re going to solve the electricity problem (the ‘up NEPA’ thing will stop) by decentralizing the national grid system and providing alternative grids with industry investment.” private.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo revealed this yesterday at Eagle’s Square, Abuja, during the 2022 Workers’ Day rally, themed “Labour, Politics and the Pursuit of Good Governance and Development”.

Unveiling the Federal Government’s visions, he said: “In the face of insecurity, we are rethinking our security architecture with a greater emphasis on technology and modern force-multiplier platforms.

“We will achieve efficient broadband connectivity for all by 2025. We will remove the shackles of over-regulation, multiple taxations and poor infrastructure from the necks of our private sector to unleash their productivity.

“We will establish a tech economy that will leverage our high-speed connectivity for all, encourage tech companies to train more technical engineers, and we will surpass all nations, God help us, in the quantity and quality of tech talent.

“We will redesign our curriculum to provide relevant education for the new jobs and opportunities of the 21st century. In collaboration with States, we will ensure free and compulsory basic education for all children, boys and girls.


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