NLC Protesters Shut down Abuja over Electricity tariff increase

    Business activities were today grounded to a halt in Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja as Nigerian labor unions embarked on a peaceful mass protest against the outrageous hike in the electricity tariff which took effect early this month. The protest which kicked off from the Labour House at the Central Business Area comprised of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and several civil society groups carrying placards with various inscriptions such as ; “Don’t increase electricity Tariff,” “Stop estimated billing,” “NERC and DISCOS obey court order,”Give us prepaid meters”We need light not darkness,” “We cannot pay more for darkness. ” The first point of call was the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) located at Wuse Zone 4 where the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba addressed the crowd saying that the time of taking people for granted is over, that billing all over the world is based on what you consume. He maintained that there must be a stop to the impunity as the regulatory agency is expected to protect the interest of consumers. “President Buhari must stand with the people as he promised Nigerians and he must revisit the privatisation of power sector. Canada Goose Homme We would not allow where you ‘Genco and Disco’ to exploit Nigerians, and there must be an end to the estimated billing.”. Waba decried the 45% increase in the Tariff is a fraud and stated it would be rejected by Nigerians. He said that due process in the extant laws for such increment was not followed in consonance with section 76 of the Power Sector Reform Act, 2005. There has been no significant improvement in service delivery. Moreover, the fact is that most consumers are not metered as required by the privatization Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, signed on November 1, 2013, which stipulates that within 18 months gestation period, all consumers are to be metered. Parajumpers Femme
    While responding on behalf of company Head of Public Relations, Ahmed Shekarau told the protesters that the company would provide 100,000 prepaid meters free of charge to consumers, and same would repeat in the next five years. As at the time of filing this report the protesters were heading toward Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and mobilise to the National Assembly where a formal letter would be handed over to the leadership. The Nigerian Police and other security operatives were seen providing security for the protesters as they move from one location to another to prevent a breakdown of law and order. [/padding]

    Ogun State: NLC members walks out of May day celebration

    ABEOKUTA-Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Monday announced the pardon of three out of the remaining four workers earlier dismissed for an alleged misconduct during the World Teachers Day celebration in October last year. Announcing the pardon in his address at the event to mark the workers Day, governor Amosun said, “the dismissed workers are pardoned, they will now proceed on retirement from the public service with full terminal benefits in accordance with the extant public service regulations.” Those affected by the pardon are Messrs Dare Ilekoya, Eniola Atiku and Nola Balogun, while the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Akeem Ambali was left out in the pardon. The Governor acknowledged the mediatory roles played by the National leadership of the labour unions, particularly the Comrade Michael Alogba-led NUT; the national leadership of the NLC and TUC, as well as revered Elders like Baba Olusegun Obasanjo and respected traditional rulers across Ogun State, amongst others. The Governor added that, “the pardon does not apply to Mr. Akeem Ambali because, unlike the other three, he had approached the law courts to challenge his dismissal from the civil service. While all parties await the outcome of litigation, as a responsible and law-abiding administration, we cannot be seen to have taken any action on a matter that is already before a court of competent jurisdiction. That will be subjudice and an affront to the independence of the other arm of Government.”

     
    Business activities were today grounded to a halt in Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja as Nigerian labor unions embarked on a peaceful mass protest against the outrageous hike in the electricity tariff which took effect early this month. The protest which kicked off from the Labour House at the Central Business Area comprised of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and several civil society groups carrying placards with various inscriptions such as ; “Don’t increase electricity Tariff,” “Stop estimated billing,” “NERC and DISCOS obey court order,”Give us prepaid meters”We need light not darkness,” “We cannot pay more for darkness. ” The first point of call was the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) located at Wuse Zone 4 where the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba addressed the crowd saying that the time of taking people for granted is over, that billing all over the world is based on what you consume. He maintained that there must be a stop to the impunity as the regulatory agency is expected to protect the interest of consumers. “President Buhari must stand with the people as he promised Nigerians and he must revisit the privatisation of power sector. We would not allow where you ‘Genco and Disco’ to exploit Nigerians, and there must be an end to the estimated billing.”. Waba decried the 45% increase in the Tariff is a fraud and stated it would be rejected by Nigerians. He said that due process in the extant laws for such increment was not followed in consonance with section 76 of the Power Sector Reform Act, 2005. New Balance 420 homme There has been no significant improvement in service delivery. Canada Goose Rideau Parka Moreover, the fact is that most consumers are not metered as required by the privatization Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, signed on November 1, 2013, which stipulates that within 18 months gestation period, all consumers are to be metered.
      Business activities were today grounded to a halt in Nigeria’s federal capital Abuja as Nigerian labor unions embarked on a peaceful mass protest against the outrageous hike in the electricity tariff which took effect early this month. The protest which kicked off from the Labour House at the Central Business Area comprised of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and several civil society groups carrying placards with various inscriptions such as ; “Don’t increase electricity Tariff,” “Stop estimated billing,” “NERC and DISCOS obey court order,”Give us prepaid meters”We need light not darkness,” “We cannot pay more for darkness. canada goose jeunesse kensington parka ” The first point of call was the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) located at Wuse Zone 4 where the President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba addressed the crowd saying that the time of taking people for granted is over, that billing all over the world is based on what you consume. Canada Goose Trillium Parka He maintained that there must be a stop to the impunity as the regulatory agency is expected to protect the interest of consumers. “President Buhari must stand with the people as he promised Nigerians and he must revisit the privatisation of power sector. We would not allow where you ‘Genco and Disco’ to exploit Nigerians, and there must be an end to the estimated billing.”. Nike Air Jordan XX9
    Waba decried the 45% increase in the Tariff is a fraud and stated it would be rejected by Nigerians. He said that due process in the extant laws for such increment was not followed in consonance with section 76 of the Power Sector Reform Act, 2005. NIKE AIR MORE UPTEMPO There has been no significant improvement in service delivery.

      Please follow and like us:

      About NLC BLOG

      TheDetail is an online news based in Nigeria, a Division of Ovah Global Multipurpose Services.

      Check Also

      We will name, shame govs owing salaries, pensions —NLC

      Share this on WhatsApp  The Nigeria Labour Congress is to liase with the International Trade …

      Leave a Reply

      Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

      Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)