Senator Shehu Sani has berated the Bola Tinubu-led government for its plans to increase the current electricity tariff.
The Kaduna-born politician said the move is not in the interest of the Nigerian masses.
The federal government plans to increase the electricity tariff by 40 per cent in July 2023.
Experts say the development would culminate in increased cost of operations to households and businesses.
Senator Sani agrees, saying:
”The forty per cent hike in electricity tariff is insensitive, unconscionable and unacceptable. The reforms should have a human face and a human heart.”
The Nigeria Labour Congress had also urged the federal government to shelve its plan to increase electricity tariff by 40 per cent by July 1, 2023.
The move caused many Nigerians to groan on social media, with some asking the government to slow down on its recent policies.
Christian Nnaemeka wrote:
”This unnecessary hike is madness without method. But what can Nigerians do? Simply nothing. We are cowards, naive and full of ethnic bias. We can’t change anything without unity.”
Many Nigerians have since moved to the solar system as an alternative power source in the country.
The immediate past administration of Muhammadu Buhari also increased the electricity tariff severally.