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FALANA SUPPORT PICKETING OF NERC, DISCO OFFICES

todayMay 13, 2024 6

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Following the recent hike in the electricity tariff, Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has expressed his support concerning the planned picketing of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission headquarters and offices of the Electricity Distribution Companies across the country.

Recall that members under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, had earlier issued NERC a May 12 deadline to reverse the hike in electricity tariff to N65/kwh or risk having its commission and DISCO offices nationwide picketed.

The union in a warning letter jointly signed by NLC President, Joe Ajaero and his TUC counterpart, Festus Osifo, disclosed their readiness to mobilise their members for the picketing if the Federal Government and NERC fail to heed their warning.

While Reacting to this development, Falana during a televised interview argued that the proposed action is justified and is equally provided for in Nigeria’s Labour Act.

According to him, NERC has failed to follow due process and refused to engage the stakeholders before taking such an unpopular decision.

“This is because the Nigeria Electricity Regulation Commission did not follow due process and didn’t conduct a public hearing as required by the Electricity Act 2023. I hope the NERC will engage and discuss with the Labour movement and see what can be done to reverse the hike.’’ Falana noted.

Written by: Almond News

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