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Electricity Tariff Hike: NLC, TUC Threatens To Shut Down Dams

They issued the threat during a protest to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, office following directives by the national body of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

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Following the high electricity tariff, the organized labour in Niger State has now threatened to shut down the hydropower dams in the state.

They issued the threat during a protest to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, office following directives by the national body of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

Addressing the protesters, the Chairman of NLC in the state, Idrees Lafene said the state reserves the right to enjoy 24-hour power supply at a lower cost.

“This Dam belongs to the people, that is why NLC and TUC have agreed that this would be the first warning step for the authorities to do the needful, otherwise, we will go to the Dam and shut it down.”

A few days ago, the NLC and Trade Union Congress, TUC, had picketed offices of the electricity distribution companies over the increment in tariff amid epileptic power supplies.