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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Labour celebrates in suit against Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Discos


L-R: President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, Trade Union Congress, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama and coordinator General Edo Civil Society, Omobude Agbo 

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, annulled the increment in electricity tariff recently announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris in his judgment in the suit by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Toluwani Adebiyi, challenging the increment, described NERC’s action as procedurally ultra vires, irrational, irregular and illegal. In a swift reaction, labour applauded the judgment and asked NERC and DISCOs to immediately respect the ruling, describing it as a “victory for the ordinary Nigerian who had been crushed by exploitative bills.”

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/court-annuls-45-electricity-tariff-hike/

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, annulled the increment in electricity tariff recently announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris in his judgment in the suit by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Toluwani Adebiyi, challenging the increment, described NERC’s action as procedurally ultra vires, irrational, irregular and illegal. In a swift reaction, labour applauded the judgment and asked NERC and DISCOs to immediately respect the ruling, describing it as a “victory for the ordinary Nigerian who had been crushed by exploitative bills.”

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/court-annuls-45-electricity-tariff-hike/
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, annulled the increment in electricity tariff recently announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris in his judgment in the suit by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Toluwani Adebiyi, challenging the increment, described NERC’s action as procedurally ultra vires, irrational, irregular and illegal. In a swift reaction, labour applauded the judgment and asked NERC and DISCOs to immediately respect the ruling, describing it as a “victory for the ordinary Nigerian who had been crushed by exploitative bills.”

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/court-annuls-45-electricity-tariff-hike/
 Activist and the Plaintiff, Barr. Toluwani Adebiyi, President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, Trade Union Congress, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama and coordinator General Edo Civil Society Organization, Comrade Omobude Agbo
President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, President, Trade Union Congress, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama and coordinator General Edo Civil Society, Omobude Agbo

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/court-annuls-45-electricity-tariff-hike/
Speaking through the chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, Labour said: “We, at the Nigeria Labour Congress, wish to state that this is a courageous judgment deserving of commendation. ‘’We also consider it victory for the ordinary Nigerian who have been crushed by exploitative bills. We urge NERC and DISCOs to obey the judgment and revert to the old rates without further delay. We demand that the NERC and DISCOs observe all the conditions precedent as contained in the sales agreement before any increase is made.’’

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/court-annuls-45-electricity-tariff-hike/
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, annulled the increment in electricity tariff recently announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris in his judgment in the suit by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Toluwani Adebiyi, challenging the increment, described NERC’s action as procedurally ultra vires, irrational, irregular and illegal. In a swift reaction, labour applauded the judgment and asked NERC and DISCOs to immediately respect the ruling, describing it as a “victory for the ordinary Nigerian who had been crushed by exploitative bills.”

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/court-annuls-45-electricity-tariff-hike/
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, annulled the increment in electricity tariff recently announced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. Trial judge, Justice Mohammed Idris in his judgment in the suit by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Toluwani Adebiyi, challenging the increment, described NERC’s action as procedurally ultra vires, irrational, irregular and illegal. In a swift reaction, labour applauded the judgment and asked NERC and DISCOs to immediately respect the ruling, describing it as a “victory for the ordinary Nigerian who had been crushed by exploitative bills.”

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/07/court-annuls-45-electricity-tariff-hike/

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