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PDP Describes Increase In Electricity Tarrif in Nigeria as ‘New Year Greek Gift’

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist.com has learnt that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has described the increase in Nigeria Electricity Tarrif as a New Year ‘gift’, to Nigerians, further stating that the new tariff should be reduced with immediate effect.

The Party described the hike in Electricity Tarrif by the National Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC, as “insensitive, anti-people which will worsen the economic hardship being faced by Nigerians at this time.”

This was disclosed in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan.

The statement read;”The party contends that the reasons adduced by NERC are not enough to warrant such an increase in electricity tariff, especially at the time Nigerians are looking up to the government for economic recovery programmes and packages.

“The PDP urges the APC and its government to note that such an electricity tariff hike, at this critical time, “will bear more pressure on homes and businesses, impact negatively on our national productivity and make life more unbearable, particularly at this period of insufferable economic recession.”

The statement read further: “What our nation needs at this point are positive policies that will encourage Nigerians in their productive endeavours and cushion the hardship they face on a daily basis instead of wicked policies that will only worsen their situation.

“It is imperative for the federal government to note that Nigerians are already weighed down by high costs and weak purchasing powers and as such should not be further burdened with high electricity costs.“Our party, therefore, asks President Buhari to immediately review the hike and make further consultations on more affordable ways to meet the power need of the nation instead of this resort to tariff hike.”

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