The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed its resolve to protest planned increment in electricity tariff in the country.
A statement issued by it’s National President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba in Abuja on Wednesday night stated that the congress will ‘deploy all the industrial mechanisms granted in labour laws for the defence of workers’ rights to resist increase in electricity tariff.’
Wabba in the statement made available to newsmen in Abuja maintained that the posture of the organised labour came as indications emerged that the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) may have commenced the implementation of the new tariff regime.
Warning on possible strike if this turned out to be through, the NLC said, in the statement wrote that “It is in light of this that we dismiss the ongoing speculation on increase in electricity tariff as mere speculations.
“We, however, find it prudent to put you on notice should government make true the swirling speculation by approving an increase in electricity tariff.
“Organised Labour will be left with no option than to deploy the industrial mechanisms granted in our laws for the defense of workers’ rights,’’ he said.
Wabba said that NLC had written to remind the minister that Organised Labour on Sept. 28, 2020 through the Federal Government/Organised Labour Committee on electricity tariff, agreed to freeze further increases in tariff.