NLC threatens industrial action over proposed electricity tariff hike.

Written by on September 2, 2021

The Nigeria Labour Congeess has said it would call out workers on industrial action if the Federal Government implemented a proposed hike in electricity tarrifs.

It reminded the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, about the agreement reached by between the Federal Government and Organised Labour Committee on Electricity Tariff on September 28, 2020.

The meeting had agreed to freeze further increases in electricity tariff until the committee concluded its work and its report adopted by all the principals in the committee.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, handed down the notice in a reaction to speculations that the 11 power distribution companies had received approval to slightly increase electricity tariffs with effect from September 1.

The hint came from an August 25 notification to customers from the Eko Electricity Distribution Company titled ‘Re: Tariff increase notification’, purportedly signed by the General Manager, Loss Reduction, Olumide Anthony-Jerome.

The notice claimed that the approval was from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Credit: Punch

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