Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, on Monday condemned the increase in the prices of gas and electricity meters.
Adams complained about the increase, complaining that most Nigerians and families are affected.
Last week, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) announced new tariffs for electricity meters.
The price of a single-phase meter has been increased to N82,855 from N44,896; the three-phase meter went from N58.661 to N109.684.
Adams, in a statement by his spokesman, Kehinde Aderemi, said that citizens who already suffer from the country’s economic situation should not be burdened further.
“It is a pity that Nigerians are being robbed in such a cruel way, especially by a government that prides itself on being a government of the people.
“How do you explain an increase in the prices of electricity meters without considering the enormous effect on the masses? This is very bad. “
The Yoruba leader has warned the federal government to desist from policies that will aggravate the pain of the masses.
Adams insists that NERC’s timing “is profoundly insensitive” to the difficulties of people struggling to cope with the high costs of raw materials.
“It is very important that the federal government properly investigate the problems and find ways to reduce the suffering of the people,” he asked.
Source: – Daily post