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Stimulus Not Increase, Atiku Slams Electricity Tariff Hike

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By Ayodele Oluwafemi

Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar has described the increase in electricity tarriff as “ill-timed and ill-advised.” 

The former presidential candidate noted that Nigerians are still battling with other economic challenges due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

In August, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the implementation of the cost-reflective electricity tariff for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

Commenting on the situation, Atiku, on Thursday, on his verified Twittter handle, said “Nigerians need a stimulus, not an impetuous disregard for the challenges they face.”

“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.

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