CSOs to embark on mass protest over electricity tariff hike

Worried by the increase in electricity tariff, Civil Society Organisations under the Forum for Good Governance in Nigeria, FGGN, said it has concluded plans to embark on a protest against the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu for insisting on the electricity tariff hike despite economic hardship facing Nigerians.

In a statement jointly signed by the National Coordinator and Secretary of the group, Abraham Douglas and Bala Galadima Ikara, the position of the Minister is “Insensitive.

The group advised the Minister to work on measures to restore constant power supply that will help to attract investors to establish sustainable businesses and boost the economy instead of proposing a hike in electric tariff at this critical period of the dearth of development in the country.

The statement said, “the ministers claims that if the federal government continues to pay electricity subsidy for Nigerians, investors will not come is illusionary and unacceptable.

“Adelabu has no business remaining in the critical offices he occupies for failing Nigerians he should just take the honourable path and resign, or be faced with frequent civil society mass actions because Nigerians are sick and tired of his weakness and lack of capacity to deliver on Tinubu’s campaign promise.”

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