Oil workers have warned the federal government against any hike in electricity tariff.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN said consumers should not be forced to pay for services that are not rendered.

The Association said in a communique after a national executive council meeting in Lagos that it would not condone any attempt at hiking the current electricity tariffs as it is being contemplated.

The union’s President Francis Olabode and General Secretary Lumumba Okugbawa said electricity consumers should pay for services rendered, not seem to have been rendered.

The union insists that tariff can only be hiked when electricity is stable.

It, therefore urged government at all levels to create the enabling environment so that the country’s abundant gas resource can be harnessed to provide investors in the energy sector with ample opportunities to invest in and flourish.