Atiku lambasts Buhari govt over increase in electricity tariff

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian government for the increment in electricity tariff.

Atiku said that Nigerians need stimulus and not increment of 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 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 tweeted.

Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had approved the Multi Year Tariff Order 2020.

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