Nigeria Labour Congress NLC protests Kaduna Electric tariff hike

"We say no to increase in electricity tariff, it is inhuman and must be reversed because it is counter productive.''

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Monday picketed the offices of Kaduna Electric to protest recent increase in electricity tariff.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protest was also joined by civil society organisations in Kaduna State.

The ptotesters carried placards and locked up the head office of Kaduna electric, which distributes power to Kaduna, Kebbi, Zamfara and Sokoto States.

Workers of the company were barred from entering as the main entrance to the company's premises were sealed by the protesters.

Chairman of the NLC in the state, Adamu Ango, described the tariff increase as "inhuman'', saying that there must be improvement in power supply before increase in tariff.

"We say no to increase in electricity tariff, it is inhuman and must be reversed because it is counter productive.''

Issa Aremu, of textile workers union also condemned the hike in tariff and called on the Federal Government to adopt the report of the 2014 national conference on power sector.

NAN reports that the protest was peaceful as security agents were deployed to ensure order.

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