Labour unions storm NERC offices in Lagos and Abuja over electricity tariff hike (Video)

Members of Labour unions are currently protesting at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Lagos and Abuja because of the electricity tariff hike.

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC),  are angry and protesting because of the increase in electricity tariff for customers under the Band A category.

If you can recall on April 3, NERC approved an increase in electricity tariff for customers in the classification — from N66 to N225 per kwh.

The labour unions are now calling on NERC to normalize the price return to the negotiating table.

On Monday, May 14 organized labour arrived at the NERC office located at Novel House in Ikeja, Lagos, around 9:40 am.

Labour has also shut down NERC offices in Jos, Akwa Ibom, Benin, Kaduna and in other capital cities across the country.

Addressing workers at the complex, Funmi Sessi, NLC Lagos chairperson, asked them to vacate their offices while in Abuja, the unions besieged the NERC office located in the Central Business District.

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