Workers in the Lagos State Water Corporation held a staff forum/congress on Tuesday 19 December 2023 to discuss how to resist plans by the Lagos State government to lay off workers in preparation for the wholesale privatization of the sector. Prior to now, nothing less than 450 casual workers had been laid off by the State government citing specious excuses.
Trade Unions and Community People Should Demand End to Electricity Privatisation Since the advent of civil rule in 1999, the Nigerian self-serving ruling elite have religiously implemented neo-liberal and anti-people policies. This includes privatisation policy which has led to public corporations being stolen from the people. This agenda led to the plunder and destruction of NITEL and the privatization of
Residents Demand a Reduction in their Electricity Bills and Affordable Electricity Tariff Residents of Tolu area of Ajegunle, Lagos, are presently involved in a mass struggle triggered by December 2022 electricity bills that are crazily high. Some compounds were billed more than N100,000 and this is a community dominated by working class people and the poor masses. Rather than dialogue
Before the illegal police arrest and detention of Mr. Joseph and four female community activists on January 25, 2023, residents of the Ajegunle communities from Tolu up to Wilmer had been organizing public meetings to build up mass resistance against estimated crazy billing and poor electricity supply. By Ajegunle DSM reporters Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKODISCO), the privately-owned energy distribution
WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL DETAINED PERSONS AND AN END TO OUTRAGEOUS AND UNJUSTIFIABLE ELECTRICITY BILLS UPDATE Thursday January 26 – all those arrested have now been released, and the struggle against crazy billing continues. On Wednesday January 25, 2023, community people, mostly women and youths in the Tolu area of Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos led by
Renationalisation of the Power Companies Under Workers and Consumers’ Democratic Control is the Way Out The fact that four Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) failed and others are being kept afloat by the incessant bailout and public intervention funds clearly prove the futility and failure of the privatization program. The federal government and banks recently took over Kano DISCO, Kaduna DISCO,
NLC, TUC and NUT Must Join Parents and Host community in the Agitation Against the Private Takeover of GCI and Other Public Schools Since April 2022, parents of students currently schooling at Government College Ibadan, GCI, members of the host community and civil society organizations under the auspices of Joint Action Front, JAF with members of Democratic Socialist Movement