BREAKING: NLC, TUC Give Tinubu’s Govt Deadline to Reverse Electricity Tariff Hike

BREAKING: NLC, TUC Give Tinubu’s Govt Deadline to Reverse Electricity Tariff Hike

  • President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government has been given till May 31, 2024, to reverse the hike in electricity tariff
  • Organised labour, under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), gave the deadline on Monday, May 20
  • The unions said the federal government decided without due consideration of the economic hardships faced by the masses

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have given President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Federal Government a deadline to reverse the hike in electricity tariff.

The unions gave the federal government till May 31, 2024, to reverse the hike in electricity tariff.

NLC, TUC give May 31 deadline for electricity tariff hike reversal
NLC, TUC give FG till May 31 to reverse electricity tariff hike Photo credit: @NLCHeadquarters
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The decision was taken at the end of a jointly held National Executive Council meeting on Monday, May 20, The Punch reports.

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The statement read:

“The NEC once again vehemently condemns the unilateral increase in electricity tariff by the authorities. This action, taken without due consideration for the economic hardships faced by the masses and the provisions of the Law, is deemed unjust and burdensome. The NEC reaffirms its demands for an immediate reversal of the tariff hike and the vexatious apartheid categorization into Bands to alleviate the suffering of Nigerian workers and citizens and gives the National Electricity Regulatory Commission and the federal government until the last day of May 2024 to meet these demands.”

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Legit.ng earlier reported that the organised labour on Monday, May 13, commenced a nationwide protest over the electricity tariff hike and removal of subsidy from the power sector by the Bola Tinubu-led administration. The NLC and TUC officials insisted on the reversal of the tariff hike to the subsidy era.

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The labour action led to the shutdown of the offices of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), and state offices of power distribution companies.

Apart from the high electricity tariffs, the NLC and the TUC expressed dissatisfaction with the epileptic power situation in the country saying that it is affecting economic growth.

Proofread by Kola Muhammed, journalist and copyeditor at Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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