NLC Shuts Three Filling Stations
THE Ewekoro Local Government Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has shut down three filling stations in Itori and Papalanto for selling petroleum above the N86.50 recommended rate.
At a rally held during the week, to protest the new electricity tariff, the organised labour, which included National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), among others, also shut down all various branches of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Companies (IBEDC) in the council area.
At Itori, the headquarters of Ewekoro local government, the marketing office of IBEDC, was sealed-off and the workers dispersed.
Also, the Agbesi Distribution Company located inside the Lafarge industry was closed down. The construction work ongoing there was stopped, as the workers and officials were ordered out of the premises.
The branch chairman of the chapter, Comrade Seun Akinode said the protest was in compliance with the order issued by the state chapter. He lamented that the extortion and suffering in the hands of IBEDC should stop, saying no to the new tariff regime.
On the sealed fuel stations, the NULGE chairman, Comrade Jide Jolaoso, said the action was prompted by complaints that petrol managers in the area are fond of exploiting motorists and other consumers of the petroleum product by selling above the government recommended pump price of N86.50.