By Victor Ahiuma-Young
KADUNA—NATIONAL Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, yesterday in Kaduna, commended the National Assembly for directing Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission.
The union in a statement in Kaduna, called on the authorities particularly the NERC, DISCOs and Gen
ion, NERC, Federal Ministry of Power and Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, to suspend the implementation of the 45 per cent increment on electricity tariff and revert to the status quo.eration Companies, GENCOs, to obey the legislative order and revert to the old tariff
According to the statement by Issa Aremu, General Secretary, NUTGTWN and Chairman, IndustriALL Global Union, Sub Saharan Africa, stakeholders should also take the advantage of the proposed public hearing to bring to the fore all the issues dealing with the value chains in the power sector.
While insisting that with the singular exhibition of prompt oversight responsibility the National Assembly had shown the parliament was a vent for public grievances, the union’s statement read in part: “We call on the authorities particularly the generating and distribution companies to obey the legislative order and revert to the old tariff.
”Also we call on the stakeholders to take the advantage of the proposed public hearing to bring to the fore all the issues dealing with the value chains in the power sector. The point cannot be overstated; Nigeria should move from power poverty to power prosperity and the solution lies in increased public investment in generation and distribution.
“The regulatory commission must also be equitable to all stakeholders and look at the bigger picture of national Development.”