NLC, TUC Shut Down Jos,  Ikeja, Ibadan DisCos Over Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress disrupted workers from resuming work on Monday morning by gathering at various offices of electricity distribution companies to protest against the Band A tariff hike.

This action followed their issuance of a seven-day ultimatum to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, demanding a reversal of the revised tariff.

The Federal Government emphasized that reversing the tariff would have dire consequences for the power sector, urging Nigerians to endure the temporary challenges.

Reports from PUNCH indicated that members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) gathered at the corporate headquarters of the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company in Lagos State, demanding the reversal of the Band A tariff. Similarly, protesters stormed the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company office in Oyo, picketing the premises.

In Jos, Plateau State, NLC and TUC members prevented workers from accessing the offices of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

They barricaded the entrances, leaving employees stranded and unable to carry out their duties.

The action, led by the State Chairman of the NLC, Eugene Mangji, was in compliance with directives from the national secretariat to compel the government to reverse the recent electricity tariff hike.