Electricity Tariff Hike: Laolu Akande, In his wisdom, though he has successfully defended the Federal Government following the outcry that leads to the hike in electricity tariff, insisting that things will get better with time.
According to the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Akande believes it is in the best interest of Nigerians.
“The people that we are negotiating within labor, they are Nigerians. We will show them the evidence,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunrise on Tuesday while responding to series of questions on how the Federal Government will negotiate with labor unions who have rejected the tariff increment.
“The superior logic is what is going to determine the fate of our nation; the thinking, the transparency; the honesty and the commitment. We are confident Nigerians will understand what we are doing and where we are going.”
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In his advice to all Nigerians especially the poor masses, Akande said, “We should all be patient with this government, because, they mean well for Nigerians.
“It is important for Nigerians to understand the protections Mr. President has put in place and take it from there,” the media aide explained.
He said, the impact of the increase in tariff, he restated that majority of Nigerians will not be paying more for electricity.
According to him, those who get less than twelve hours of the power supply but are paying the new electricity charges should “let us know.”
“The President has also said that there should be mass metering in the country and we are starting with the provision of least five million meters,” he noted
“The President said he has waived the tariff to bring the meters so that everybody gets a meter,” assuring that “the president is on their side.”