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Electricity Tariff Hike Suspended For Another Week

The Nigerian government has extended the suspension of the new electricity tariff by one week.

This was made known by the chairperson of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), James Momoh, when the ad hoc Technical Committee on Electricity Tariff submitted its interim report at a reconvened meeting between the Federal Government and Organised Labour on Monday in Abuja.

The new tariff was earlier suspended for two weeks and ended at midnight on October 11. It started when the organised labour suspended the planned industrial action over agitation on the hike in electricity tariff on September 28.

The committee, chaired by Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour, is to examine the justification for the new policy.

Mr Momoh said the one-week extension is to enable the committee to review and work out modalities for the implementation of the agreement reached on the electricity tariffs structure.

Meanwhile, Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, while reading a resolution reached between the Federal Government, Organised Labour and the Ad Hoc Technical Committee on Electricity Tariff, said that adoption of the work plan for effecting the resolutions has been reached.

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