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Electricity Tariff Hike: Organized Labour Rejects NERC’s Appeal

Protesters from the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have refused to back down on their demand for a complete reversal of the recent electricity tariff hike.
The protesters gathered at the headquarters of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Abuja to voice their opposition to the tariff increase

Despite an appeal from the NERC Chairman, Sanusi Garba, who acknowledged the protesters’ concerns about tariff affordability and energy sources, the demonstrators insisted on a total reversal of the tariff hike. They chanted slogans and refused to budge from their position

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has expressed his support for the picketing of NERC headquarters and Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) across Nigeria over the tariff increase. Falana emphasized that the protest action is justified and provided for in Nigeria’s Labour Act.

The protesters’ unwavering stance highlights the widespread dissatisfaction with the recent tariff hike and the determination of labour unions to fight for the interests of Nigerian workers and citizens.

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