NLC Says Nigerian Government’s Silence Over Electricity Hike Reversal Disappointing

The Nigeria Labour Congress -NLC has described the federal government’s silence on the April 3 electricity tariff hike as disappointing.

NLC disclosed this in its communique after its National Executive Council -NEC meeting where it suspended its indefinite strike for one week.

The development comes after the federal government in a meeting with organized labour agreed to pay minimum wage higher than N60,000. However, the government has yet to say anything about the second part of labour’s demand, which is electricity tariff reversal.

NLC expressed disappointment over the government’s silence and lack of concrete action regarding the reversal of the electricity tariff hike and the abolition of the apartheid classification of electricity consumers into Bands.

The NEC reaffirms that the issues are critical to alleviating the financial burden on Nigerian workers and the general populace. It stated that the electricity tariff hike and discriminatory Band classification remain unacceptable and must be addressed alongside the wage increase.

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