Govt, Labour Committee Slashes Electricity Tariff for 3 Months

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The federal government and organized Labour technical committee on electricity tariff set up to review electricity tariff hike following the suspension of strike notice by labour has recommended a slash in tariff for customers for the next three months.Reports say the committee submitted its report yesterday at a meeting Reconvened between the Federal government and organized labour at the expiration of the two weeks given to it to review the electricity Tarrif hike.

In part of the resolutions reached by the committee, it was agreed that customers in bands A, B and C should now pay N10.20 per kWh, which will be distributed across the bands adding that the relief will be in place for the 2 to 3-month period required for the Technical Committee to conclude its extended scope of work, the committee recommended.

The resolution was signed by chairman of the committee and minster of state for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.

Comrade Joe Ajaero, Dr. O. Ebhohimhen, and Chris Okonkwo signed on behalf of Labour, while Godwin Jedy-Agba, Prof. James Momoh, Engr. Ahmad Rufai Zakari and Garba Haruna signed for the government team. Adeoye Fadeyibi signed for DISCO

The recommendation was contained in a resolution submitted by the Committee at the meeting between government and labour on Sunday night, at the end of the two weeks given to the committee to submit its interim report.

At Organised labour led by leadership of the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), had however promised to embark on strike without notice, should government renege on the agreements contained in a joint communiqué, to which committees were set up to ascertain the validity of the hike in prices.

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