In the wake of the epileptic power situation in the country Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday revealed that successive strikes between the 2014 and 2016 has cost the sector a loss of a whopping N7.7 billion.
Speaking at the third triennial delegate conference of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), the Minister noted that for the sector to thrive the employee must learn to work with the employer to avoid forming a parallel body and if the employees were to be honest no organization can thrive under crisis.
Fashola stated that all stakeholders in the sector should put all hands on the deck to support private investors and desist from engaging in any form of sabotage.
“The finger pointing should stop. Our responsibility is to provide electricity, let us go back to work, we will solve the disputes one by one. It is improved productivity of electricity that yields the money that goes into your pockets, let us understand it because you don’t get paid in advance but in arrears.
“You produce power and collect revenues. Electricity is now largely private sector driven, let us not see those who have invested as our opponents, let us try and learn their language and also communicate in our own language.”