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.