Anambra Sex Workers Mobilise For Strike Amid High Electricity Tarrif

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Anambra Sex Workers Mobilise For Strike Amid High Electricity Tarrif

Anambra Sex Workers Mobilise For Strike Amid High Electricity Tarrif rising due to effects from Covid-19 lockdown.

Some commercial sex workers situated in Onitsha, Anambra state have proposed a threat to go on an indefinite strike if nothing is done regarding the high Electricity Tarrif which led to recent hike in the pump price of petrol.

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A lady identified as UTO Nwanyi who happens to be one of the patrons reported that the introduction of Electricity tarrifs has contributed to the sufferings caused by the Covid-19 pandemic thereby adding salt to injury.

The issue of Coronavirus started in March this year, and lasted for four months. Throughout the period, our members went out of business; no patronage of any kind; none of our members was able to meet up with personal needs.

The issue of Coronavirus started in March this year, and lasted for four months. Throughout the period, our members went out of business; no patronage of any kind; none of our members was able to meet up with personal needs.

“When we were yet to recover from the Coronavirus, the Federal Government came up with their pump price increment. Electricity companies also came up with tariff hike. This led to increase in house rent, transportation and general cost of living. The situation bites us more than it affects any other group in Nigeria. Therefore, we are of the opinion that the situation be reversed within seven days,” she said.

One of the ladies identified as Phila said they would embark on strike if nothing is done regarding the issue.

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“If that is not done, we shall mobilise our members for indefinite strike from October 1. If our strike fails to achieve its purpose, we shall go back to work, and increase service charge to as much as 200 per cent. After COVID-19, we reduced our service charge to N1,500 for short-time and N5,000 for day break, but with this development, we shall also review our service charge.”