Electricity tariff hike: NLC to picket DISCOs, NERC offices

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has directed its members to picket offices of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, on Monday.

NLC said its members will also picket electricity distribution companies, DISCOs, across Nigeria.

The directive followed a meeting of the Central Working Committee, CWC, on April 30, 2024.

A statement signed by NLC Acting Secretary-General, Chris Uyot, said: “The nationwide picketing is slated for Monday, 13 May, 2024.”

The organised labour had written a protest letter to NERC headquarters in which it gave a 12 May 2024 ultimatum within which NERC should reverse the hike of electricity tariff or face mass action.

The unions cited the hard condition that NERC action is going to push the masses into as a reason for the call for reversal.

They stated that the announced tariff hike not only defies the established procedure mandated by law but also tramples upon the rights of Nigerian citizens.

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