September 23, 2021

NLC tells Nigerians to rise against another tariff hike by DisCos

The Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have kicked against the nod given to electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to hike tariffs for Wednesday.

According to them, the go-ahead is against the recommendations of the technical committee on electricity tariffs.

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo said the technical committee which he heads was not contacted by NERC.

The NLC Deputy President Joe Ajaero urged Nigerians to rise against another tariff hike by the DisCos.

The committee had recommended the sustainability of subsidy on electricity tariffs till December. It also called on NERC to avoid phased changes in tariffs.

There was a report at the weekend that the NERC has directed the 11 DisCos to raise their tariff from Wednesday.

The commission in a letter titled: “Tariff increase notification” gave the energy distributors the leverage to charge a service-based tariff.

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