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Shutting Down National Grid: SGF Condemns Labour, Calls it Treasonable Felony

Boom RadioNG | June 6, 2024
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume,
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, has strongly criticized the actions of the Organised Labour regarding the shutdown of the National Grid and restoration of old electricity tariffs. Speaking at the National Executive Council meeting of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Abuja, Akume labeled the shutdown as a treasonable felony

Akume urged members of the Organised Labour, particularly the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), to exercise caution in their demands for the national minimum wage and the restoration of old electricity tariffs. He emphasized the commitment of President Bola Tinubu to improving the welfare of Nigerians but expressed concern over the loss of revenue incurred by the Federal Government due to the actions of the Organised Labour

The Senate has also expressed worry about the implications of the National Grid shutdown and other actions taken by the Organised Labour during the nationwide strike for a new minimum wage. Senate President Godswill Akpabio stated that the shutdown amounted to economic sabotage rather than a legitimate agitation.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume,

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume,

The shutdown of the National Grid occurred as part of the nationwide strike by the Organised Labour to press for a new minimum wage. The strike led to the disruption of hajj flights and electricity blackout, causing significant inconvenience to the nation

The SGF’s scolding of the Organised Labour highlights the ongoing tensions between the government and labour unions. The issue of the national minimum wage and electricity tariffs remains a contentious one, with both sides advocating for their respective interests. The outcome of these negotiations will have far-reaching implications for the welfare of Nigerian workers and the overall economy.For more updates on this issue and other developments related to labour relations in Nigeria, stay tuned to reliable news sources.

Written by Boom RadioNG

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