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  • News - North East - Bauchi
  • Updated: May 13, 2024

Jos DisCo, TCN offices sealed as NLC TUC protests

Jos DisCo, TCN offices sealed as NLC TUC protests

The offices of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Transmission Company of Nigeria,TCN, and Jos Electricity Distribution Company, JEDCo, in Bauchi have been sealed by officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC. 

This is following the non-compliance to letters allegedly written to electricity operators and regulators to reduce electricity costs and introduce bands for consumers in the state. 

The leadership and members of the organised unions converged at the entrance of the main office of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, where they sealed the gate and prevented staff and other visitors from entering the building.

The NLC and TUC enforcement moved to the NERC and TCN offices in different locations within Bauchi metropolis to ensure they were also closed.

During the peaceful protest, members of the two unions were seen displaying placards with various inscriptions, like “NLC/TUC Says No To Exploitation,”  “No Segregation in Power Supply,” and “No More Band A, B, or even Z.”

Addressing their members, Bauchi State NLC Chairperson, Comrade Dauda Shuaibu, said that the union’s SWC held a meeting in Abuja on April 30 and wrote to the discos to make an immediate reversal of the new tariff.

“The joint NEC of the NLC and TUC wrote the same letter to them to reverse the tariff, and we issued a letter which we are expecting them to reverse. Their failure to reverse it is the result of what we are implementing here this morning and across the nation.”

“We have received reliable information that the JEDC office in Yelwa is selling units and making remittances, we are going there to stop that. We will ensure that the entire office were shut down, no operations.

“It’s a clarion call for all of us to stand resolutely. We have started this struggle, and there is no going back until the new tariff on electricity is reversed.

 

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