Former Vice-president and the People’s Democatic Party presidential candidate in the 2019 general election Atiku Abubakar has slammed the federal government over increment in electricity tariff.
Akiku who reacted to the increment in the electricity tariff through his verified Tweeter handle on Thursday afternoon, said, Nigerians coming out of lockdown, need stimulus and not increment in electricity tariff.
In a tweet, the former Vice President described the increment as ill-advised.
“I reject the increased electricity tariffs. Coming out of the lockdown, Nigerians need a stimulus, not an 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 tweeted.
Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had approved the Multi Year Tariff Order 2020.