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NLC paralyses activities at IKDC, demands reversal of electricity tariff hike

Members blocked the entrance of the headquarters of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company in Lagos state.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission offices located in Alausa Ikeja were also picketed by the union members, leaving their workers stranded.

Lagos state Chairperson, of the Nigerian Labour Congress Funmilayo Sessi who led the union members, told journalists that the action was in compliance with the directive of the congress national secretariat.

A statement signed by NLC Acting Secretary-General, Chris Uyot, said: “The nationwide picketing is slated for Monday, 13 May, 2024.”

The organised labour had written a protest letter to NERC headquarters in which it gave a 12 May 2024 ultimatum within which NERC should reverse the hike of electricity tariff or face mass action.