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Labour Storms IBEDC Office In Osun, Protests Hike In Electricity Tarif



Kogi NLC Condemns Hike In Electricity Tariff 

On Monday, organised labour stormed the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) business hub, Osogbo, the Osun State capital, to protest the recent hike in the electricity tariff.

During the protest today, members of organised labour blocked the main entrance of the Osun IBEDC business hub, stopping workers from gaining entrance.

News About Nigeria gathered that the action is in line with the directive by the organised labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliates that members should carry out peaceful protests at all offices of power distribution companies (DisCos) across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The organised labour’s decision to picket the offices of DisCos is to kick against the recent increase in electricity tariffs approved by the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Speaking to newsmen during the protest, the Osun state TUC chairman, Abimbola Fasasi, who led the protesters, called for a reversal in the price of the electricity tariff.

According to him, this is because it came at a time when Nigerians are already suffering from a bad economy.

He further called on the federal government to improve electricity generation and supply instead of increasing what the people have to pay.

Fasasi said, “The FG must reverse its decision on the electricity tariff increment. We don’t want it at this time. The government has to develop and improve electricity generation and supply. How many megawatts is Nigeria generating? They are just pumping money into power without results and they want to heap the expenses on Nigerians. We are saying no to an increase in electricity tariffs and additional burden on Nigerians and that is why we are here today picketing IBEDC offices.”