Labour threatens showdown over electricity tariff hike


President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba has condemned in strong terms the recent hike to electricity tarrif by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, which became public knowledge on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

In a voice note sent exclusively to, the NLC President insists that there is an element of deceit in the policy, since the technical committee set after the last increment was still working.

Wabba argues that while countries are giving palliatives to cushion the effect of the economic hardship on citizens occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Government is acting elusive of the current realities.

The Federal Government had set up joint committees with labour last year, to arrest the twin increases in petrol pump price and electricity tarrif.