Adekunle Gold drags FG over hike in electricity tariff, petrol price
Popular Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold, has come for the Federal Government of Nigeria over hike in electricity tariff and fuel price.
Gold described the recent hike in fuel price and electricity tariff as “madness”, adding that many Nigerians can hardly afford to feed themselves.
Within Nigeria recalls that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had earlier declared that protests and strike would begin nationwide on Monday over the federal government’s refusal to reverse petrol prices and electricity tariff.
While marketers currently sell petrol between N158 and N162 per litre, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had increased electricity tariff from N30.23 to N62.33 per kwh.
During a YouTube-inspired virtual hangout with journalists on Friday, Gold dismissed both increases as ill-timed.
“Madness, that’s it. That’s all I have to say. I don’t know how you expect people to thrive in a pandemic where many lost their jobs,” he said.
“People can barely feed. People can’t even go out to do things that will fetch them money. And, on top of that, you’re increasing fuel price. It can only be madness.”
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