TUC vows to resist electricity tariff hike

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has described the proposed increase in electricity tariff by the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) as an invitation to anarchy.

It warned that organised labour would resist the move, adding that it is totally oppressive, indefensible and retrogressive.

In a statement issued on Monday by its President, Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Secretary General, Musa Lawal, TUC said the proposed tariff increase  by an average of 49.4 per cent is wrong and lacked human face.

He said:“There is no gainsaying the fact that the present billing system is crazy, and any increase in tariff at this time is bound to make it even crazier. Why should the masses be at the receiving end of every wrong and retrogressive policy in the country? Why must they always pay for what the rich consume more of?  What sense does it make for a man who earns less than N20, 000 per month to be made to pay over N8, 000 for electricity bill alone within the same month?”

The Nation

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