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Labour Pickets Kaduna, Jos DisCos, Demands Reversal of Electricity Tariff

The Organised Labour under the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress  and Trade Union Congress (TUC) Monday morning  picket the headquarters of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company in Kaduna over the recent hike electricity tariff for customers on Band ‘A’ categorization.

The Labour members led by Kaduna NLC and TUC chairmen, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman and Comrade Alhassan Danfulani, called for immediate reversal of the tariff.

Labour  also  picket the headquarters of Jos Electricity  Distribution Company (JED) along Ahmadu way in the metropolis. The sealing of office was carried out by Plateau chapter of NLC and TUC officials in compliance with the directive of the Organised Labour over the hike in Electricity Tariff

Labour is kicking against alleged segregation by the electricity sector through class differentiation in supply.

The Labour leaders also asked the Federal Government to reverse the privatisation of the distribution sub-sector of the electricity industry.

They argued that the privatised distribution sub-sector has done nothing but cheated Nigerians and making profit at the detriment of underserved citizens

The Nation checks observed that workers of the electricity company were locked out by an enforcement team as early as 6:30 a m.

Jos Disco spokesman Dr. Friday Elijah said:  “The office of JED has been picketed. We were locked out, when we came to the office. It has been sealed, nobody is allowed to entered, even my self ( the spokesman) and the chief security officer also outside. All of us came this morning for work, we were locked out. The office has been picketed and sealed.

The chairman of Plateau chapter of NLC, Comrade Eugene Manji,  the place has been picket and sealed in compliance with the directive of our National headquarters.


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