Group Back Nigeria Labour Congress, Faults Electricity Tariff Hike
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 23, 2023
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA on Friday, backed the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, to reject the proposed 40 percent electricity tariff hike by the Federal Government, effective from July 1, 2023.
HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, described the plans as ‘anti-people’ saying that it may plunge more people into multidimensional poverty.
Comrade Emmanuel said despite the removal of fuel subsidy, governors, senators and government officials are still going around with convoys while over 130 million multidimensionally poor Nigerians have resorted to trekking long distance as they can no longer afford fares for commercial transportation as a result of the skyrocketing price of petrol.