Hike In Electricity Tariff receive rejection by Atiku, other Nigerians
NEWSMAN, Abuja – The recent hike in electricity tariffs by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has generated outrage from citizens as they questioned why it is coming at a time when the struggle to recover from the biting effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.
NERC had approved an increase in electricity tariff with effect from September 1, 2020, based on hours of power supply, just three months after the tariff hike implementation slated for July 1 was halted by the National Assembly, which prevailed on the distribution companies to shelve the date to the first quarter of 2021 due to the current economic challenges in Nigeria.
Reacting to the hike in electricity tariff, Nigeria’s Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar took to social media to express his displeasure over the hike, dismissing it as “ill-timed and ill-advised”.
But this did not seem to go down well with other agitated Nigerians who demanded that Abubakar take a step further to register his displeasure to the government rather than mere “social media rant”.