Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, on Thursday, said with the recent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and electricity tarrifs, the Federal Government is toeing a dangerous path.
Speaking on the heels of the recent increase of PMS and electricity tarrifs, Aare Adams, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the federal government is insensitive to the plights of the mass of the people, especially, at a difficult time like this when the whole world is still going through the COVID-19 pandemic,even with the closure of our land borders since last year.
“It is unfortunate that the FG has failed in its responsibility to the ordinary Nigerians, the hardship of these unprecedented increase in transportation, and electricity tarrifs will, for a long time affect the people of this country ”
“This is not the kind of change we expected from a government that rode to power with very much hope and expectations from Nigerians. And, rather than cushioning the effect of this outrageous increase, the Federal government decided to look the other way”
“With this sudden increase,the price of every commody will definitely reach the rooftops and this is uncalled for, particularly, at a time like this when the world is still battling with theCOVID-19 impasse.
” Electricity is life, I know how, much I pay daily as tarrifs on electricity, so how do you think an ordinary Nigerian citizen could cope with this sudden increase? It is killing and the Federal Government must desist from embarking on policies that are capable of destroying the trust reposed in it by the people because the timing for the sudden increase is wrong, it is ill-timed, however, we strongly appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to reverse the price in the interest of the mass of the people” Aare Gani Adams said.