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World Cost of energy in Nigeria: the call for a strike suspended for the duration of negotiations

05:25  29 september  2020
05:25  29 september  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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The demonstrations which were to be held on Monday, September 28 in Nigeria to protest against the increase in fuel and electricity prices ultimately did not take place. After a day of negotiations in Abuja on Sunday, the Nigerian Labor Congress finally agreed to suspend the social movement for two weeks, time to continue negotiations with the government, which in return pledged to freeze the prices of the labor. 'electricity.

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Nigeria is one of the world's most failing countries in terms of electricity supply.

The partial privatization of the sector in 2013 was chaotic, not to say failed. The hasty sale of the distribution companies did not allow the expected investments to improve the electricity network.

The Nigerian state therefore continued to subsidize the sector and regulate the price of electricity, to ensure low prices for consumers.

But in the end, only 57% of the country's 200 million inhabitants have access to electricity according to the World Bank. And again, intermittently, nine hours a day on average.

On September 1, the tariff increase long demanded by distribution companies came into effect. The price of electricity has doubled, for those who have electricity for more than twelve hours a day.

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Comment. Collective bargaining negotiations help level the playing field between individual employees and management by enabling employees to organize and find strength in numbers. But when collective bargaining negotiations fall apart, the result can be a devastating strike .

The government and the unions finally agreed on Sunday that this measure be suspended, the time to start negotiations.

On the other hand, no backtracking seems to be envisaged on the end of gasoline subsidies. This point was not even mentioned in the final communiqué of the Nigerian Labor Congress, raising strong criticism among the workers.

Some union branches nevertheless took action on Monday, without following last-minute directives from the Nigerian Labor Congress, which canceled the protests following its agreement with the federal government on Monday morning.

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