...Unions ask NERC to obey court ver­dict

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Mo­hammed Shosanya, Lagos

Pres­i­dent of Nige­ria Labour Congress(NLC),Com­rade Ayuba Wabba, has urged the Nige­ria Elec­tric­ity Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion(NERC) to obey the court ver­dict an­nulling the 45per­cent in­crease in the elec­tric­ity tar­iff in the coun­try.

Wabba,who spoke at a press con­fer­ence in Lagos,said the de­vel­op­ment was nec­es­sary in or­der to set a good prece­dent in the com­pli­ance with the rule of law and al­low con­sumers of elec­tric­ity en­joy what or­di­nar­ily they should be pay­ing as elec­tric­ity tar­iff.

He also ad­vised the fed­eral govern­ment to en­sure that the ver­dict is en­forced to the let­ter.

“If in­deed this is a demo­cratic govern­ment that re­spects the rule of law,the il­le­gal tar­iff must be re­versed ,as we will not hes­i­tate to bring con­tempt pro­ceed­ings against whoe­so­ever is to com­ply or en­sure com­pli­ance’.

“We must at this point salute the courage of the ever-coura­geous Jus­tice M.B Idris of the Fed­eral High Court, a very in­tel­li­gent, hard­work­ing and up­right judge, from whose court you don’t just get judg­ment but jus­tice. That judg­ment por­trays hope for democ­racy, rule of law, the ju­di­ciary and the en­tire Nige­ria.

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