A horde of NLC and TUC have taken to the streets of Abuja to protest the recent 45% hike in electricity tariff across the country.
Please find below video of the President of the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, along with some distinguished Senators addressing representatives of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] who came to the National Assembly to protest the 45% upward increment of electricity tariffs.
UPDATE: Adamawa NLC pickets Electricity office over increase in tariff
According to our correspondent, Tom Garba, staffs of Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) responsibly for power supply to Adamawa, Taraba, Borno and Yobe states were on Monday stranded following the picketing of their offices by officials of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).
Adamawa NLC chairman, Comrade Dauda Maina, who led the picketing exercise, said the measure was in compliance with the directive of the national body of NLC over the latest increase in electricity tariff.
“NLC will not fold its arms and allow the masses to continue to suffer exploitation”, Maina said.
Speaking on the incident, the Public Relation Officer of YEDC, Mr Aliyu Ardo, who was among the stranded staff said the increase in tariff was not the decision by the distribution companies but the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) who fixed the new tariff.
Ardo said the new sh on customers as the usual fixed charge has been removed.
He urged Nigerians to accept the increase in good faith as it would further stabilize power supply in the country.
Ardo said YEDC which is responsible for power supply in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Taraba states has started restoring power supply in areas recovered from Boko Haram in Borno and Adamawa state.
“In Adamawa for instance, we have restored power in Gombi, Hong and Mubi towns”, Ardo said.
A horde of Nigerian Labour Congress [NLC] and the Trade Union Congress [TUC] have taken to the streets of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Abuja to protest the recent 45% hike in electricity tariff across the country.
Also joining the protests are numerous sympathisers who were irked by the recent tariff hike.
The procession started in the busy Wuse axis in Abuja and will ultimately terminate at the National Assembly later in the day.
Elombah.com will follow the procession and furnish more details later…
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