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Lawmaker abandons car, rides bicycle to work amid fuel price hike

A member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Haruna Jilantikiri, has opted to use an electric bicycle, instead of a car in a bid to identify with the masses following the increased cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly called petrol.

According to SaharaReporters, the lawmaker was sighted on Thursday, June 1 riding his electric bicycle to the state assembly.

In Adamawa State, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC) sells petrol at N550 per litre following the removal of subsidy.

NNPC had on Wednesday announced new pump prices of petrol at its retail outlets across the country.

Jilantikiri, who represents Madagali State Constituency, said he chose an electric bicycle instead of his personal car to run his daily activities due to the hike in the price of petrol.

The legislator, who is also the Chief Whip of the state House of Assembly lamented that “the product is currently being sold at the sum of N550 to N700 per litre at filling stations including that of the government, I do not think that Nigerians can afford it”.

“We are supposed to pack our cars and use bicycles to identify with the electorate because I don’t think they can afford to drive cars or ride motorcycles any longer,” Jilantikiri added.

He, therefore, appealed to the Nigerian Government to urgently address the issue and ameliorate the hardship being faced by the public due to the increment.