Atiku rejects increased electricity tariffs, says its ill-advised
Nigerian Former Vice President and Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has rejected the newly increased electricity tariffs.
He stated that the move is an ill-advised one by the government.
Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had on 1st September approved an increase in electricity tariff.
NERC states that areas like the Ikeja Electric, a residential customer on single phase receiving a minimum of 12 hours of supply will now pay N42.73 per KWh, up from N21.30 per kWh.
For Eko Electricity Distribution Company, a residential customer on single phase receiving a minimum of 12 hours of supply will now pay N43.01 per kWh, up from N24 per kWh.
The Former Vice President took to a micro-blogging site, Twitter stating that the increase in electricity tariff is “ill-timed” and disregard for the challenges faced by Nigerians.
However, he suggested that Nigerians need a stimulus after coming out of a pandemic.
His tweet read:
”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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