PRP Reacts Strongly To 300% Hike In Electricity Tariffs, Deems It Insensitive

April 4th, 2024

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The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Muhammed Ishaq in a statement issued Wednesday said the policy would result in the power companies raising prices of electricity from N68 to N200 per kilowatt-hour.

PRP Reacts Strongly to 300% Hike in Electricity Tariffs, Deems it Insensitive.

The Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) has criticized the federal government’s decision to raise electricity tariffs by 300 percent, describing it as not only insensitive but also showing a blatant disregard for the citizens’ plight.

The Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Muhammed Ishaq in a statement issued Wednesday said the policy would result in the power companies raising prices of electricity from N68 to N200 per kilowatt-hour.

The party said the drastic hike, coming on the heels of the removal of fuel subsidies and massive devaluation of the Naira, which have brought increases in costs of living and resultant hardship to the populace, was an unconscionable burden on the already struggling Nigerian populace.

It said it was unimaginable that the government would impose such life-frustrating policies on a nation that was already on its knees.

The PRP, therefore, called on the government to reconsider this decision and prioritise the well-being of its citizens.

It also urged the authorities to explore alternative solutions that would not further exacerbate the suffering of Nigerians.

The party was of the opinion that the current economic situation demands empathy, understanding, and a collective effort to uplift the people, not policies that push them deeper into hardship.

It added: “As a party that champions the welfare of the people, we express our deep concern and share the shock felt by millions of Nigerians who are grappling with the harsh realities of survival.

“This decision by the government is not only insensitive but also demonstrates a blatant disregard for the plight of the citizens.

“The removal of fuel subsidies has already made life unbearable for Nigerians, and the additional burden of a 300% increase in electricity tariffs is a merciless and ruthless policy at a time when the majority of the population is struggling to meet their basic needs like food.

“It is unimaginable that the government would impose such life-frustrating policies on a nation that is already on its knees.”


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