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Ignoring and increasing electricity rates by 300% – PRP

The People's Redemption Party (PRP) said the federal government's decision to increase electricity prices by 300 percent is not only insensitive but also shows a blatant disregard for the plight of the people.

The party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Muhammed Ishaku, said in a statement on Wednesday that the policy will see power companies increase electricity prices from N68 to N200 per kilowatt hour.

The party said the sharp price hikes that followed the removal of fuel subsidies and the deep devaluation of the naira have resulted in higher living costs and consequent hardship for the people of already struggling Nigeria. He said it was an irrational burden on the people.

It was unimaginable that the government would impose such life-frustrating policies on a country that was already on its knees, the newspaper said.

PRP therefore called on the government to reconsider this decision and prioritize the welfare of the people.

He also called on the authorities to seek alternative solutions that do not further exacerbate the suffering of Nigerians.

The party was of the opinion that the current economic situation required empathy, understanding and collective efforts to uplift the people, rather than policies that would push them further into hardship.

It added: “As a political party that champions the welfare of our people, we express our deep concern and share the shock felt by millions of Nigerians who are grappling with the harsh realities of existence.”

“This decision by the government is not only insensitive, it shows a blatant disregard for the plight of our people.

“The removal of fuel subsidies has already made life untenable for Nigerians, with a 300% increase in electricity prices at a time when the majority of the population is struggling to meet basic needs such as food. This additional burden is a callous and callous policy.”

“It is unimaginable for a government to impose such a life-destroying policy on a country that is already on its knees.”


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