A march to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has been scheduled by youths and residents of the Kogi West Senate District in Kogi State to protest against the recent rises in electricity tariffs in the country and the persistent problem of inadequate power supply in the region.
The youths claimed that the protest was necessitated by, among other anomalies, the’ reflective service tariffs, the accusation of a 100% rise in electricity bills without a corresponding increase in the number of hours of supply to Kabba feeders’.
The Kabba youths in Kogi West Senatorial District said in a release that the expected peaceful protest against the recent rise in electricity tariffs in Nigeria would take place at the AEDC office.
A release said, “It is about the service reflective tariffs, the allegation of 100 percent increase in electricity bill without a corresponding increase in numbers of hours of supply to Kabba feeders.
“The protest march will start from Kabba town, Oweland. Kabba is the Local Government Headquarters of Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State. We have reached out to the AEDC board, Chief Operating Officer, General Manager, and Regional Manager of the Kogi region.
“The President-General of the Kabba Development Union is coordinating the youths engagement and the different strata of the Kabba community. The protest has been brought to the notice of the management since December 2020.
“The protest is based on the breakdown of the agreement and understanding that the service-based tariffs would translate to more hours of electricity. But they alleged that it had not been the case. AEDC should roll out its machinery and activate the rules of engagement.”