Oyo NLC Begins Protest against Electricity Tariff Hike

The nationwide protest by organised labour against the recent increment in electricity tariff has commenced in Ibadan, Oyo State.Our correspondent reports that the protest led by the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in the state, Mr Kayode Martins, was staged at the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, Capital Building, Ring Road.

The protesters carried various placards with different inscriptions such as “Nigerian Workers and People Reject Increase in Electricity Tariff” and “Astronomical Increase in Electricity Tariff is not Acceptable”.

Speaking with newsmen, the Oyo NLC Chairman, Mr Martins said the protest would continue until the increment is reversed.

Mr Martins claimed that electricity tariff hike had brought more hardship on the masses and would not be accepted by Nigerian workers.

Radio Nigeria / Arafat Ayofe

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