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Kogi NLC Condemns Hike In Electricity Tariff 



Kogi NLC Condemns Hike In Electricity Tariff 

The Kogi State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the hike in electricity tariffs across the country, News About Nigeria reports.

The State Chairman, Gabriel Amari, disclosed this on Monday when organised labour picketed the office of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company in Lokoja.

He lamented that the price of electricity is constantly on the rise, adding that there is no corresponding supply of electricity.

He described the increase in the tariff as a daylight robbery on Nigerians and maintained that the Tinubu-led administration has continued to cause untold hardship on innocent Nigerians.

“The increase in electricity tariffs is a broad-day robbery that will not be accepted. They promised us change, but we failed to ask questions about what kind of change they were bringing on board.

“The government should know that people are suffering with their obnoxious policies. Nigerians are paying for electricity that they are not using. It is under this administration that we are witnessing discrimination in the distribution of power. We can’t continue like this,” he stated.

He further noted that the failure of the government to reverse the increase in tariffs would mean a shutdown of the power sector, adding that the privatisation of electricity in the country has failed.

He therefore appealed to the government to reverse the electricity tariffs.

“Privatisation of the electricity sector is a complete failure and fraudulent. Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), we are saying no to discrimination in electricity distribution. We will continue to resist every form of exploitation by this government,” he added.