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NCP to protest against extortion of electricity consumers

Dr Tanko Yunusa, National Chairman, National Conscience Party (NCP), on Wednesday said that the party would hold a protest on Feb. 7 on the issuance of “crazy bills’’ to some electricity consumers in the country.

Yunusa made this disclosure while addressing newsmen at the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi’s house in Ikeja.

He said that the rally would begin from Fawehinmi’s house by 9.00 am and terminate at the office of the Nigeria Energy Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Ikeja.

Yunusa said the unwholesome practises of illegal charges by the new investors whether consumers consumed light or not needed to be stopped and addressed.

“Our displeasure and the peaceful protest is informed by the unacceptable alarming and unabated sufferings of our members, indeed, poor Nigerian masses.

“This is occasioned by the extortionist tendencies of disbanded NEPA or PHCN, and the new power generation and distribution companies in Nigeria under the gazing eyes of NERC,’’ he said.

Yunusa frowned at the “scandalous’’ hike in electricity tariffs consumers were contending with, and without consuming power.

The chairman said that NCP would continue to be on the side of the suffering masses and would not hesitate to go to the court on behalf of the masses.

“To NCP, the measure of development and good governance is the material upliftment of our people.

“If the rich can afford it, what happens to the widows, the barbers, the vulcanisers; the crazy bills and payment without light is enough,’’ he said.

Yunusa also said that adequate security measures would be put in place, saying that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police had been informed in writing about the protest.

NAN reports that the NCP was formed by late Fawehinmi in 1994. (NAN)



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