Friday, 5 February 2016

Details of planned protest by NLC, TUC against Electricity tariff increase

The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress, and civil society have revealed plans to hold a protest on Monday, February 8, against the 45 per cent increase in electricity tariffs announced by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission.

The protest will hold in Abuja and across the nation, the labour groups said in a statement today.

“It is a nation-wide protest, meaning that the 36 states of the Federation including Abuja will be involved in this action. Our members have been sufficiently mobilized and are ready to go. If you are an electricity consumer and you are not happy with the bills electricity companies serve you every month, you are invited to join this protest rally,” the statement signed by Ayuba Wabba, the NLC president, said while encouraging Nigerians.

According to him, the Abuja rally will start at Labour House, Central Business District at 8.00am before moving to the NERC head office at Adamawa Plaza, Plot 1099, First Avenue, Off Shehu Shagari Way, Central Business District. From the NERC office, the rally will roll to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company at Zone 4 and there to the National Assembly which will be their final destination.

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