From Mustapha Adamu Kano
A company, Nigerian Spanish Engineering Limited, in Kano State, has sacked two hundred and fifty workers as a result of high electricity tariff.
A staff of the company, Engineer Ashafa Suleiman, revealed this in an interview with newsmen at a town hall meeting organized by National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in Kano.
According to Suleiman, the company was paying N60 million electricity bill monthly before, adding that the amount had skyrocketed to N90 million per month, at the rate of N46.9 per unit.
He added that the unbearable situation prompted the firm, which produces iron rod, to shut the production unit indefinitely and lay off the 250 staff working there in order to reduce costs.
He further disclosed that the company opted to continue the production at its branch in Lagos State where it pays N33.3 per unit tariff.