Nigerian Labour Congress Starts Massive Protests Over Electricity Tariff Increase

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In reaction to the recent 45 percent increase in electricity tariff which the Nigerian government imposed on the consumers, thattook effect from February 1, 2016, the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), has commenced a massive protest against the increase. NLC says the hike is unnecessary.

“Under the new power  tariff regime, electricity consumers in R2 class, said to be under residential, will pay N24.30 per kilowatt in Abuja; Benin-N24.08; Enugu-N27.13; Ibadan – N23.09; Jos- N26.93; Kaduna – N27.36 and N28.05 (in single phase and three phases); Kano – N20.26 and N26.41; Ikeja – N21.30 and N21.80; Port Harcourt – N24.91; Eko- N24.00 and 25.79; Yola –N23.25 and N24.75 per kilowatt,” Vanguard reports.