New Tariff Protest: UNIJOS students have barricaded the JEDC Head Office…

The University of Jos students have staged protest by blocking the entrance to the headquarters of Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) in a bold move. They insist that if the campus of UNIJOS remains in darkness, then the operations of JEDC should be halted as well. Describing the action of JEDC to disconnect the University power amidst the ongoing examination as insensitive and lacks cooperate social responsibility.

Viewpoint Nigeria reveal that the energetic students at the University of Jos have made a powerful statement today .” they want the lights to be switched back on at the University of Jos Campus.”

According to information gathered by Viewpoint Nigeria, the Student Union Government president, Comrade Sambo Nanchwat, expressed deep concern over the disconnection of electricity by JED, plunging the university into a stark blackout during crucial ongoing exams. With just a fortnight left for students to complete the second semester exams, the situation is dire.

Recalling recent events, Viewpoint Nigeria highlights that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Tanko Ishaya, candidly admitted that the University of Jos is unable to sustain the new electricity tariff imposed. The disclosure sheds light on the university’s financial challenges in meeting the increased payment demands.

Many public Universities are declaring they cannot afford the new tariff on Electricity notably, the declaration by the University of Benin (UniBen) that the administration is unable to cover a monthly bill of 280 million. Naturally, numerous universities persist in lamenting about being underfunded by the federal government but appear to be engulfed in the realm of escalating utility costs that only time will define their existence.

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New Tariff Protest: UNIJOS students have barricaded the JEDC Head Office…

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