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“I reject the increased electricity tariffs” – Atiku blasts Buhari’s govt, reveals what Nigerians need



Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the implementation of an increased electricity tariff for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) in August, approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The new tariff regime, which kicked off on Tuesday, September 2 is expected to be reviewed quarterly.

The regime proposed an increased tariff for customers who are not averse to paying more to enjoy longer hours of electricity supply and standard voltage profile.

Reacting to the development, former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar described the increment as an impetuous disregard for the challenges faced by Nigerians during the global coronavirus pandemic.

He stated that it is “ill-timed and ill-advised”, adding that instead of an increment, Nigerians deserve a stimulus.

“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 wrote on Twitter.

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