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Electricity Price Hike: Abia Lawmakers Send Warnings To FG

Abia State House of Assembly has cautioned the Federal Government of Nigeria against implementing the proposed electricity price increment until it finds an amicable resolution to the impact of recent fuel subsidy removal on the people.

This was a part of the resolutions the House came to at its most recent meeting in light of the ongoing economic hardships experienced by Nigerians.

The Abia lawmakers also called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to consider the interest of other Nigerians, who are not members of the labour union, during its negotiations on cushioning the effects of subsidy removal with the government.

The Eastern Updates reports that House reached these resolutions on the heels of a motion presented by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member representing Obingwa West State Constituency, Erondu Uchenna, on the hardship that Nigerians would face if the Federal Government enforces the hike in electricity tariff from the 1st of July, while they are still grappling with the effects of the subsidy removal.

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Erondu appealed to the House to rise and defend the populace, stressing that the majority of Nigerians are not members of NLC, and are not included in the ongoing NLC/FG negotiations.

The Abia lawmakers in another resolution resolved to invite heads of security agencies and other relevant authorities in the state to interface on how to stem the tide of insecurity, including provision of security facilities in parts of Umunneochi Council, which has become epicentre of criminalities, such as armed robbery, kidnapping, and rape, among others.

Expressing worry over the worsening insecurity situation in the area, the member representing Umunneochi Constituency, Matthias Umeh, urged the House to get the state government to do the needful and ensure life and property of his constituents are protected.

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