Mr. Laolu Akande, the spokesman for the Vice-President, says the latest hike in electrical energy tariff won’t have an effect on Nigerians as a result of the hike is focused at solely those that expertise secure electrical energy for 12 hours and above.
Akande mentioned this on Channels Tv’s ‘Dawn Each day’ programme on Wednesday.
He was responding to a query on how the Federal Authorities’s ‘Financial Survival Fund’ would ameliorate the struggling of Nigerians within the face of electrical energy tariff hike and a rise within the pump worth of petrol.
The Presidential aide mentioned, “Relating to the electrical energy tariff, nearly all of Nigerians won’t be paying extra and I’ll prefer to say that once more. Relating to the electrical energy tariff, nearly all of Nigerians won’t be paying extra and that’s primarily as a result of if you’re at present receiving something under 12 hours of electrical energy a day, your tariff won’t go up.
“In case you are being requested to pay extra if you’re in that class, it’s essential to tell us, it’s essential to go to the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee’s platform on social media; go to Twitter, go to Fb and report in order that what the President mentioned is enforced.”
When requested if the electrical energy tariff hike wouldn’t have an effect on the price of manufacturing and in the end items, Akande mentioned Nigerians should perceive the safety they get pleasure from.
The Vice-President’s spokesman additionally mentioned the rise within the pump worth of petrol attributable to the deregulation of the oil sector was performed with good intentions.
He mentioned though Nigerians could face hardship within the quick time period, the transfer would have long run advantages together with job creation.