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Labour demands reversal of electricity tariff hike as protests begin today

Written by on May 13, 2024

The organized labor is insisting on the reversal of the tariff hike as it sets to commence nationwide protests over the electricity tariff hike and removal of subsidy from the power sector by the Federal Government.

The National Treasurer of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Olatunji Ambali and the National Deputy President of the Trade Union Congress, Tommy Etim, confirmed the planned protests to journalists.

The labor action is expected to lead to the shutdown of the Abuja headquarters of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Ministry of Power and state offices of power distribution companies.

In Plateau state, Members of the Nigerian Labor Congress and the Trade Union Congress today blocked the entrance of the headquarters of Jos Electricity Distribution Company in Jos.

The offices of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission located at the Gold and Base axis in Jos were also picketed by the union members, leaving their workers stranded.

The State Chairman of the NLC, Eugene Mangji who led the union members says the action was in compliance with the directive of their national secretariat aimed at forcing the authorities to reverse the recent hike in electricity tariff in the country.

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