Atiku condemns increase on electricity tariff, silent on petrol price hike

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Atiku Abubakar, former vice president, has rejected the increase in electricity tariff enforced nationwide on Tuesday.

Mr Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was silent on the price hike of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol.

“I reject the increased electricity tariffs. Coming out of the lockdown, Nigerians need a stimulus, not an impetuous disregard for the challenges they face,” the PDP chieftain popularly known as Atiku said in a Thursday tweet.

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“Many Nigerians have not earned an income for months, due to no fault of theirs. This increase is ill-timed and ill-advised,” he added.

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had yesterday increased the price of the product, a similar action he kicked against during his days in the opposition.

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Meanwhile, in its reaction, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the increase in prices, saying it has began consulting state organs of the organization on the next line of action.

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