SERAP sues Nigeria’s president, others over electricity tariff hike
31 January 2023 | 4:37 am
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria’s President over the failure to reverse what it describes as unlawful and unjust increase in electricity tariff.
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