Today: June 15, 2024
May 13, 2024
1 min read

NLC, TUC picket IBEDC in Ogun

Members of the organized labour in Ogun State on Monday protested against the federal government’s elimination of power industry subsidies and hike in electricity rates.

The protest led by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress saw the sealing of the IBEDC office in Abeokuta.

Hameed Benco, NLC chairman explained that the demonstration was to express their grievances and urged President Tinubu to reverse the increase given the status of the country’s economy.




“ We’re using this opportunity to express our displeasure and to tell our president Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he has reverted that issue of cyber-security, he should also compel Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission to do the same.

See also  Ramadan: LASU lecturer harps on fairness as solution to hardship

“ What we’re saying is to revert back to the price we were paying before, there mustn’t be any increase in the electricity tariff and that is the singular demand we are requesting”.

TUC Chairman, Akeem Lasisi, lamented the shortage of energy supplies, claiming that Nigerians should not suffer the repercussions of their leaders’ inefficiency .

See also  Governor Makinde grieves the loss of Olubadan of Ibadanland

“ This policy should be stopped, Nigerians should be allowed to breath we reject this totally. Nigerians should not suffer for the inefficiency of the leaders.

they should concentrate on distributing electricity to the consumers.

“ if the tariff of the customers on on band A is increased, they would enjoy electricity for more than 20 hours per day, this is not possible in Nigeria of today.

“ Electricity is not supplied to the consumers yet they  are increasing the tariff. they are saying 15% of the consumers are on band A, should the remaining 75% suffer for the inefficiency of our leaders?

See also  Ogun evacuates, rehabilitates destitute

“ This is why the national Secretariat firected us to seal up all the distributing companies in Nigeria and all the Electricity Regulation Commission in Nigeria”.

Recall that the Federal Government had announced its plan to end electricity subsidy by the end of that year.

The Federal Government, however, urged Nigerians to endure the short-term suffering, warning that a rate reversal would be disastrous for the electricity industry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Story

Ogun police hunt for landlord, wife suspected of throwing tenant’s body in canal

Next Story

Potential alliance: Peter Obi meets Atiku Abubakar, other PDP leaders

Latest from Blog

Ogun CJ frees 3 inmates

As part of its efforts to decongest correctional facilities across the Ogun state, the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has granted amnesty to

Two killed in Ogun cult clash

Two persons have been reportedly killed on Sunday in a cult clash in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. The victims, allegedly members of the Eiye

Ogun evacuates, rehabilitates destitute

The Ogun State government has begun evacuation and rehabilitation of destitute with mental disorders who constitute environmental nuisance to communities across the state. Hon.

Pelican valley lights up Ogun communities

Pelican Valley estate has installed industrial solar lights in over ten neighboring communities in Ogun state. The community includes Kobape, Egbeda, Galatia, Masha, Mosunmore,

Ogun  IPAC gets new chairman

Comrade Sanyaolu Abayomi of Action Alliance ( AA) has emerged as the newly elected Chairman of  Inter-Party Advisory Council ( IPAC) in Ogun State.  The

OGHA passes N703.02Bn 2024 budget

The Ogun State House of Assembly has on Thursday passed N703,028,013,431.64 as the Year 2024 Appropriation bill. The bills which was earlier presented to

Ogun set to distribute 5000 CofO

The Ogun state government will distribute 5000 Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) to beneficiaries on Friday, December 1 2023. According to a statement
Go toTop