Abuja - The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has condemned the plan by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to increase electricity tariff.
This is contained in a statement jointly signed by its National President and Secretary-General, Bobboi Kaigama and Musa Lawal, respectively in Abuja.
It said that the move was uncalled for and described it as another deliberate attempt by some cabal to further exploit the already impoverished masses of the country.
The statement said that the power supply and distribution situation in the country had remained comatose even after the privatisation of the sector, contrary to the promise to tackle the inherent challenges.
It said the union found it indefensible that the government had apparently concluded plans to increase the tariff instead of prevailing on private sector electricity providers to increase power supply and distribution in the country.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had recently announced plans to increase electricity tariff from June 1.
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