June 17, 2024
NLC, TUC Give May 31 Deadline For Electricity Tariff Hike Reversal
News Today In the News

NLC, TUC Give May 31 Deadline For Electricity Tariff Hike Reversal

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, on Monday gave the Federal Government a deadline of May 31st to reverse the hike in electricity tariff.

The decision was taken by the unions  at the end of a jointly held National Executive Council meeting.

On 13th of May, the Organized Labour, comprising the NLC, the TUC, and their affiliates picketed the offices of the NERC nationwide over the recent hike in electricity tariffs.

READ ALSO: Student Loan Will Commence With Federal Institutions, Says NELFUND

The NERC announced the hike in the electricity tariff for Band A customers at a press briefing in Abuja on April 3, revealing that those affected would pay N225 per kilowatt-hour, up from the previous rate of N68/kWh.

The hike, which represented a 240 percent increase,  marked the removal of subsidy from the tariff of customers in the Band A category, who constituted about 15 percent of the total 12.82 million power consumers across the country. It was later reviewed downward to N206.80 per kilowatt-hour from the N225/kWh.

Leave feedback about this

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Service

PROS

+
Add Field

CONS

+
Add Field
Choose Image
Choose Video