Monday, 13 May 2024 04:45

Labour announces nationwide shutdown of NERC, DisCos offices over tariff hike

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Organized labour declared its intention to close Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Distribution Companies (DisCos) offices across the nation until the Federal Government reverses the recent electricity tariff hike. The tariff, soaring from N65/kWh to N225/kWh for Band A users, drew vehement opposition from labour unions.

Despite a slight reduction approved by the Federal Government, labour demands a complete rollback.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had issued warnings to NERC, demanding swift action by May 12th.

Labour also condemned what it perceives as unfair categorization of electricity consumers. In an official statement, NLC's head of information, Benson Upah, urged journalists to cover the planned picketing of NERC headquarters in Abuja.

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