The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), civil society allies and electricity consumers across the country have concluded plans to hold a nationwide protest on Monday to oppose the 45 per cent increase in electricity tariff as announced by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC).
The NLC in a statement, by its president, Ayuba Wabba said its members have been sufficiently mobilized to encourage Nigerians to come out in their numbers to support the protest.
He siad: “ The Abuja rally will start at Labour House, Central Business District at 8.00am before moving to the NERC head office at Adamawa Plaza, Plot 1099, First Avenue, Off Shehu Shagari Way, Central Business District. From the NERC office, the rally will roll to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company at Zone 4. The rally will mobilise from there to the National Assembly.
“This protest rally has become necessary after all effort to make NERC shelve the idea of increase failed. Indeed, rather than see reason with Nigerians, the minister for power, works and housing has been advancing spurious argument in justification.”