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Nigeria: Labour Movements Plan Nationwide Rally Against Electricity Tariffs


Abuja — The organised labour and its civil society allies have planned to embark on a march on major government offices across the country to protest against the 45 per cent hike in electricity tariff.

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This comes as the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has described utterances of the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, as an exhibition of dictatorial tendencies.

In another development, health workers, excluding medical doctors, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (AHPA), have threatened to resume suspended industrial action on February 17, 2016 if the Federal Government fails to fulfill her promises to the group on or before the date.

In a statement in Abuja yesterday by the President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, the Congress said the protest would be carried out in all the 36 states of the federation, including Abuja.

He said: “It is a nation-wide protest, meaning that the 36 states of the federation, including Abuja, will be involved in this action.

“Our members have been sufficiently mobilised and are ready to go. If you are an electricity consumer and you are not happy with the bills electricity companies serve you every month, you are invited to join this protest rally.”

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