Organised Labour Protest In Nigeria Over High Electricity Tariff

Organised Labour Protest In Nigeria Over High Electricity Tariff

13th May 2024, NewsOrient

The organised labour comprising members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) today staged a protest against electricity tariff in Nigeria.

According to Channels Television, the protest held at the headquarters of the electricity distribution companies in Jos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt.

The protest is in compliance with organised labour leadership’s directive over the recent hike in electricity tariff.

The leadership of NLC and TUC were on ground at the different venues of the protest to ensure compliance.

The union members are joining their colleagues across the country to picket offices of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Electricity Distribution companies across the country to demand reversal of the tariff increase, the report said.

The unions asked that the Federal Government rescind its decision over electricity tariff hike and other policies that have not served Nigerians well.

Similarly, members of the NLC and TUC have shut down the headquarters of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Chanting solidarity songs, the Labour Union members sealed the PHED premises on Monday morning preventing staff of the Disco from accessing their offices.

Speaking to Channels Television, the NLC Chairman in Rivers State, Alex Agwanwor, said the recent hike is discriminatory and will further impoverish Nigerians.”