Rep kicks against hike in electricity tariff

HON. Robinson Ajiboye (Ekiti North 11 Federal Constituency) has warned against the proposed hike in electricity tariff.

Ajiboye spoke with newsmen at the weekend.

He wondered how “Nigerians already overburdened by a decadent infrastructure would be subjected yet to a hiked electricity tariff when power generation has apparently worsened to an all time low.”

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) lawmaker noted that the move to increase the tariff before improving on quality and quantity of electricity supply “is not just putting cart before horse, but regrettably smacks of unimaginable leadership irresponsibility.”

He observed that so many companies had relocated because of power deficiency.

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On how to make the proposed hike work, Ajiboye said ‘’government should improve the supply of electricity and improve same for other energy sources like domestic gas and kerosene which are also currently not available.’’

The Nation.


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