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Abia Organized Labour Shutdown NERC over high Electricity Tariff

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) will today commence the picketing of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Company (NERC) over the electricity hike.

This is as Organised Labour will also picket electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) across the 36 states of the federation.

NERC had announced a hike in the electricity tariff for Band A customers who would pay N225 per kilowatt-hour, up from the previous rate of N68/kWh.

This prompted the leadership of the Organised labour to call for an immediate reversal of the electricity tariff and various bands for customers, noting that government’s failure to comply would result in industrial action.

The Chairman of Abia NLC, Comrade Ogbonnaya Okoro Confirming the Monday, May 13, 2024 actions  , said, “Government have refused to comply and we have decided to picket”.

In a bid to respond to Labour demand on Workers Day celebration, the federal government ordered a downward review of the tariff from N225/kWh to N206.8/kWh, representing approximately an 8.1 per cent reduction.

However, Comrade Ogbonnaya said, “A total reversal is what we demanded not a downward review”.

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