– The federal government has been accused of being a betrayal
– According to TUC president Comrade Quadri A. Olaleye, the government is fond of making unfriendly policies
– Meanwhile, many Nigerians have rejected the new increment by the FG
Nigerian federal government has been described as a betrayal. This is the position of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC).
said it is disappointed by the recent hike in electricity tariffs approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.
According to a statement signed by TUC President, Comrade Quadri A. Olaleye, the hike was effected despite negotiations still ongoing with organised labour over the last increase that became effective from November 1.
“Sometimes we wonder why this government espouses unfriendly policies that are capable of crippling the economy,” the statement said. “There are many companies that have either closed shops or relocated to neighbouring countries because they cannot afford to pay the last tariff hike yet this government has done another one. Does it mean there is no other way this government can creatively generate revenue? It has become obvious that the outrages from the organised labour and the masses and the series of negotiations we had with government were just cosmetic and hypocritical.
“There is so much deceit and laziness in the system. There is hardly any promise made that they have followed through. Only yesterday we read again that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is withdrawing its members because this same government has reneged on its promises reached few days ago. How can government go ahead to increase tariff again when we have not resolved the one done earlier? This is preposterous, ridiculous and sheer wickedness.
Legit.ng had also reported that electricity consumers have reacted angrily to a report that the federal government approved a fresh hike in electricity tariff.
The report which emanated on Tuesday, January 5, stated that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved over 50% hike in electricity tariff payable by customers of the 11 distribution companies (Discos).
However, the report has generated huge backlash from Nigerians who faulted the decision.
In another report, Legit.ng reported that in what has been drawing anger and polarising discourse, the federal government on Tuesday, January 5, announced an increase in the electricity tariff payable by power consumers in the country.
The new electricity plan was announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The agency in a directive issued on December 31, 2020, stated that the new tariff will take effect from January 1, 2021.
NERC also maintained that the new tariff outmodes the Order NERC/2028/2020, according to a revised Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) signed by the new chairman of NERC, Engr. Sanusi Garba.
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