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May 23, 2024
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Ondo Organised labour protests electricity tarrif increment

Leaderships of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Ondo state have obeyed the national directive by shutting down the headquarters of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), located at NEPA area of Akure.

The protest is to press the Federal Government to order the reversal of recent hike in electricity tarrif nationwide.

The labour leaders arrived the BEDC head office in Akure early in the morning to prevent staff of the company from resuming work by blocking the main gate.

Addressing newsmen at the picketing of the Discos office, the Ondo state Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Victor Oladele Amoko described the recent hike in electricity tarrif as unjustifiable.

Comrade Amoko flanked by the State JNC Chairman, Comrade Ademola Olapade and other affiliate union chairmen, noted with dismay the untold economic hardship the hike would have been causing the citizenry.

On his part, the State Chairman of TUC, Comrade Clement Fatuase called on President Bola Tinubu to stop various harsh economic policies his administration had been introducing in the last one year.

Comrade Fatuase said the BEDC and other discos offices would remain shut down until the government reverses the new electricity tarrif hike.

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