In the past 20 years, there have been pressures on the Federal Government to improve the epileptic electricity supply in the country. PHCN has perennially failed to deliver efficient services while corruption among its officials has become a pastime. Except drastic steps are taken, generations unborn might not enjoy stable power supply in the land.
Now because PHCN is to be privatized, its staff are carrying placards and threatening to go on strike. Where were they when generators were imported into the country? That should have been a warning signal to them them. But they ignored this as they bask in contributing to the decay of the sector, working for their own pocket, not thinking of their own children that burn candles at night reading or the amount of diesel or petrol parents buy per day to run their generators. Pitifully, they are to be laid-off. I imagine the essence of their existence if they go on strike, Is pressure groups and association not formed to influence government policies? Or they never thought if is not done Even they think it will affect the populace? Virtually all households in the country depend on generator while industries run on plants. If all hands can be on deck and things are done right to improve the standard of electricity, I guess, the unborn children of the next 60 years will continue to bless PHCN in their grave.
• Ayetigbo Oluwadamilola