NLC ,TUC call for downward review of  electricity tariff within a week

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress TUC, have appealed to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, and Power Sector operators, to reverse the increase in electricity tariff within one week.

Presidents of the Unions, Joe Ajaero and Festus Osifo made the call on Wednesday in a joint speech to mark the 2024 Workers’ Day in Abuja.

They expressed dissatisfaction over the epileptic power situation in the country which they said is negatively affecting economic growth.

According to them, a nation incapable of effectively managing its electricity would face certain ruin.

“One of the pivotal factors constraining our nation is our glaring incompetence in managing this sector for the collective welfare of our citizens. Power, regardless of its source, remains paramount in Kickstarting any economy, while oil and gas are indispensable for robust energy success in every country.”

They said it was absolutely critical for the government to collaborate with the people to establish frameworks that ensure energy works for all Nigerians.

The duo maintained that, the plight of the power sector remains unchanged over a decade after the privatisation of the sector. “As long as those who sold the companies remain the buyers, Nigerians will continue to face formidable challenges in the power sector. Estimated billing is an extortion and a daylight robbery against Nigerians”.

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