The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), following the removal of petrol subsidy by the federal government, has directed its members to withdraw their services nationwide.
This directive was contained in a notice signed by acting general secretary of te union, Dominic Igwebike.
According to NUEE, the decision was sequel to the Nigeria Labour Congress emergency national executive council (NEC) meeting held on June 2, at the Labour House Abuja over the sudden removal of fuel Subsidy, which it said brought untold hardship to Nigerians as well as increased inflation in the economy.
It stated, “Sequel to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on June 2, 2023 at the Labour house Abuja, over the sudden removal of fuel subsidy which has brought untold hardship to Nigerians as well as increased inflation in the economy, the NLC has directed that the nationwide withdrawal of Services action will commence on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
“To this effect, all National, State and Chapter executives are requested to start the mobilisation of our members in total compliance with this directive.
“Please note that withdrawal of Services nationwide commences from 0.00 hours of Wednesday, June 7, 2023.”
This is as the NLC reaffirms it’s ‘no going back’ on the planned nationwide strike which is expected to commence on Wednesday.
Nigerians have continued to lament the impact of subsidy removal, as it has affected the prices of goods and services, especially transportation cost.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), following the removal of subsidy had announced an increase in pump prices of petrol from N195 per litre to 537 per litre in Abuja, N488 in Lagos state while Maiduguri and Damaturu have the highest pump prices of N577 per litre.