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Nigeria: NLC, TUC Give NERC Sunday Deadline to Reverse Hike in Electrical energy Tariff

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Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its Commerce Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, have given the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee, NERC, until Could 12 to withdraw the current hike in electrical energy tariff or face unprecedented industrial motion.

The ultimatum was issued in a joint letter to the Chairman/Chief Government Officer, CEO, dated Could 3, 2024, and copied to the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, SGF, the Ministers of Labour and Energy and the electrical energy distribution firms, DisCos, amongst others, Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo, President of NLC and its TUC’s counterpart.

The letter learn: “That is to refer you to our Could Day handle the place we expressed grave issues concerning the current announcement of an astronomical hike in electrical energy tariff throughout the nation from N65/kWh to N225/Kwh by your fee.

“We imagine that this determination is not only morally reprehensible contemplating the difficulties Nigerians are confronted with at present, however it blatantly disregards basic rules and statutory obligations.

“It’s a slap within the face of justice and equity, and we won’t stand idly by because the lots and employees are subjected to such unacceptable exploitation.

“Because the regulator of the electrical energy sector, it’s crucial that your fee grasps the burden of its tasks. NERC‘s position entails the regulation of electrical energy tariffs within the nation, an obligation outlined in specific element throughout the statutes governing the fee.