– The dispute surrounding the price Nigerians are required to pay for electricity has not been resolved according to findings
– The federal government has spoken about when a final decision on the issue will be taken
– Many Nigerian are opposed to any fresh hike in electricity tariff
An emerging report suggests that the federal government may still require Nigerians to pay more for electricity consumption.
But the minister stated that the suspension will last till the end of January 2021, when a constructive conclusion on the matter is reached between the labour unions and the federal government, Channels TV reported.
The directive by Mamman thereby implies that the suspension of the adjustment in electricity tariff depends on the outcome of the meeting between labour and the government.
This indicates that the tariff could still be increased or reversed permanently.
The implementation of the reviewed tariff had generated backlash from labour unions in the country.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had reacted angrily to the increase in the tariff by NERC.
The union in a statement obtained by Legit.ng on Wednesday, January 6, threatened to call for an industrial resistance if the new tariff is not reversed.
The president of the union, Ayuba Wabba, accused the federal government of trying to further imperil the local economy with the tariff hike.
Similarly, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) accused the Nigerian government of betraying the Nigerian people.
In a statement signed by TUC President, Comrade Quadri A. Olaleye, the union said the government increased the tariff despite the fact negotiations were still ongoing with organised labour over the issue.
Olaleye accused the government of making unfriendly policies and he questioned the creative acumen of those in power.
According to him, government actions in resolving issues are mostly cosmetic and hypocritical.
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