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Electricity Hike: NLC President Lead Protesters To NERC Office In Abuja

Joe Ajaero, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, led a protest against the recent hike in electricity tarriff at the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission headquarters in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, FCT on Monday, 13th of may, 2024.

It was gathered that protesters forced their way into the NERC complex on Monday.

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The workers, under the aegis of the NLC and the Trade Union Congress, thronged various offices of electricity distribution companies on Monday to protest over the Band A tariff hike.

The organised labour commenced the nationwide protests over the electricity tariff hike and removal of subsidy from the power sector by the Federal Government.

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The labour action was also expected to lead to the shutdown of the Abuja headquarters of the NERC, the Ministry of Power and state offices of power distribution companies.

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. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>>

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