The recent shutdown of the national grid by Organised Labour has drawn strong condemnation from Sen. George Akume, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Speaking at the National Executive Council of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Akume described the act as a “treasonable offense” and emphasized the need for responsible actions.

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Expressing his concern, Akume emphasized that interrupting the national grid is unprecedented and detrimental to the nation’s progress.

He stressed that the government is focused on rebuilding the economy and that such actions only hinder these efforts.

The SGF urged labour unions to consider the overall benefit of the nation rather than engaging in actions that could jeopardize the government’s plans.

Akume reassured the public that the federal government is committed to implementing a new minimum wage and also prioritizing productivity and economic stability.

He emphasized the importance of productivity in conjunction with fair wages, stating that the government aims to control inflation and achieve a balanced economy.

Furthermore, Akume called for collaboration between religious institutions and the government to provide essential services to the people, including education, healthcare, and agriculture.

He highlighted the symbiotic relationship between the Church and the government, emphasizing the need to work together for the betterment of society.

Regarding the reforms undertaken by the current administration, Akume acknowledged that they may be challenging for some to understand, particularly the removal of fuel subsidies.

He urged the public to seek the truth and understand the government’s efforts to address the nation’s economic challenges.

He highlighted measures taken to alleviate hardships, such as the implementation of palliatives and financial support for various sectors.

In Conclusion, Akume emphasized the government’s commitment to supporting the people by providing a higher minimum wage, financial assistance, agricultural support, and the distribution of essential goods.

He assured that the government is actively working to mitigate the impact of reforms and improve the overall well-being of the citizens.