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Atiku rejects hike in electricity tarrifs, says it’s impetuous

By Oluwaseun Sonde

The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has rejected the increased electricity tariffs, adding that coming out of the lockdown, Nigerians need a stimulus, not an impetuous disregard for challenges they face.He made this known on his official social platform on Thursday, he said many Nigerians have not earned an income for months, due to no fault of theirs, while this increase is ill-timed and ill-advised.

According to him, “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”, he said.Recently, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) increased light bill AKA electricity tariff from 30.23 Naira for one kwh (kilowatt unit of energy per hour) to as much as 62.33 Naira per kwh.

NERC called the new electricity charges ‘Service Reflective Tariff’ wey go be di more hours you enjoy energy supply di more bill you go pay.The new electricity tariff in Nigeria 2020 hike for kilowatt unit of energy come into effect afta one meeting wey dem do on Monday 31 August, come direct Distribution Companies alias Discos to begin charge new tariff plan immediately.Photo Credit Google: Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

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