- The federal government has been accused of betrayal over the hike electricity tariff
- According to TUC president Comrade Quadri A. Olaleye, the government is fond of making unfriendly policies
- Meanwhile, many Nigerians have rejected the new increment by the FG
The Nigerian government has been tagged a betrayer. This is the position of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC).
The union was reacting to the recent hike in electricity tariff approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Channels TV reports.
This is contained in a statement signed by TUC president, Comrade Quadri A. Olaleye.
He said the FG effected the hike despite the fact negotiations were still ongoing with organised labour over the last increase.
Olaleye accused the government of making unfriendly policies. Going further, he questioned the creative acumen of those in power.
According to him, government actions in resolving issues are mostly cosmetic and hypocritical.
Going further, he added that there is so much deceit and laziness in the system.
The TUC president stated:
"How can government go ahead to increase tariff again when we have not resolved the one done earlier? This is preposterous, ridiculous and sheer wickedness."
Legit.ng had also reported that electricity consumers reacted angrily to a report that the federal government approved a fresh hike in electricity tariff.
The report which emanated on Tuesday, January 5, stated that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved over 50% hike in electricity tariff payable by customers of the 11 distribution companies (Discos).
In response, Nigerians faulted the decision. A check by Legit.ng on Facebook showed that the majority of comments were opposed to the increase.
A section of the commentators wondered why the government would increase electricity tariffs twice in less than six months.
Others who reacted to the issue said they would take advantage of solar power to reduce the amount they spend on electricity.
One of the social media users named Cynosure Vickson alleged that the Nigerian Labour Congress allowed the hike because its members had been bribed.
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