- Hike in electricity tariff has been rejected by Atiku Abubakar
- According to him, what Nigerians need is stimulus and not an addition to their burden
- The former VP also added that the increase is ill-timed
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the recent hike in electricity tariffs. This is contained in a statement he posted on Twitter on Thursday, September 3.
According to Atiku who was also the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, what Nigerians need is stimulus and not disregard for their challenges.
He argued that many Nigerians have not earned income for months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Atiku is of the opinion that the increase is ill-timed and ill-advised.
"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," Atiku wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some Nigerians weighed into the merits and demerits of the increase in tariffs.
According to the Gbadomosi voice, Atiku will reverse the negativity of the current government.
"We are waiting for you in 2023 to reverse this negative pandemic of a government. @Atiku means jobs and economic prosperity. You are a businessman and you know what it means to run a business in Nigeria," he wrote on Twitter.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) faulted the new electricity tariff increase announced by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).
The NLC, in a statement signed by its president, Ayuba Wabba said the tariff increase was dead on arrival.
Legit.ng also reported that the federal government on Wednesday, September 2, came under fire from various groups over the hike in the ex-depot price of petrol from N138 to N151.56 per litre.
Spokesman of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said that the latest development was the fallout of the fake promises made to the electorate by the APC to assume power over five years ago.
He also flayed Nigerians who he said failed to hold politicians to account for promises made to them during campaigns.
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