Atiku says, hike in electricity tariffs ill-timed


As Nigerians continued to react negatively over increased in petrol price, the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has also rejected the hike in electricity tariffs by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Federal Government, on Wednesday increased electricity tariffs from N30.23 per kwh to over N66 per kwh.

Atiku, on Thursday said he outrightly rejected the increased electricity tariffs, especially as the nation was just coming out of lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

He said many Nigerians had not earned income for months due to no fault of theirs.

Atiku stated that the increase was ill-timed and ill-advised, saying that what Nigerians needed right now was a stimulus, not impetuous disregard for the challenges they faced.

In his words: “‪I reject the increased electricity tariffs. Coming out of the lockdown, Nigerians need a stimulus, not an impetuous disregard for the challenges they face.

“Many Nigerians have not earned an income for months, due to no fault of theirs. This increase is ill-timed and ill-advised.‬”

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