Labour Shut Down IBEDC, NERC Operations in Ibadan over Electricity Tariff Hike

Labour Shut Down IBEDC, NERC Operations in Ibadan over Electricity Tariff Hike

The Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), on Monday,  grounded the operations of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, (IBEDC) and Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC) over recent hike in electricity tariff. 

The Chairman of the NLC in Oyo State, Comrade Kayode Martins, led the operation.

All the offices of the two bodies in Ibadan and its environs were taken over by the labour union while the staffers were forced to vacate the premises.

Customers who were in some of these offices especially the one on the Ring road area, Ibadan, were turned back as they couldn’t be attended to.

Martins while confirming the development, said, “the step taken by the NLC is to send signal to the concerned authorities on the recent hike in electricity tariff.

“They should please ease the burden on the Nigeria citizens.

“They have removed subsidy on virtually everything that makes life worthy living for the citizens. The recent removal of subsidy electricity is another debacles.

“Living in Nigeria today is no longer easy. They should please make the atmosphere conducive for the common man.”

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan

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