Okei-Odumakin Condemns Hike in Prices of Fuel and Electricity Tariff


President of the Centre for Change and Women Arise, Joe Okei-Odumakin, has condemned the recent hike prices of petrol and electricity tarif, describing the latest pronouncements by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government as woeful combination of hardship.

Okei-Odumakin charged Nigerians to rediscover themselves and reject the new government’s measures which run contrary to sweet promises made during the 2019 general electioneering campaigns.

“The recent hike in the prices of fuel products and electricity tariff are woeful combination of hardship from a Goverment that was making sweet promises to the people over a year ago.

“To choose a moment when governments around the world are looking for ways to make life bearable for their peoples in the midst of Coronavirus cannot be an attitude reflective of a caring government.

“These steps are not acceptable and should not be accepted.

“Nigerians are encouraged to rediscover themselves and say clear NO to these measures.

“While the Buhari government should have taken the respite offered by the patience of the people as golden opportunity to fulfill its election promises of a better life for Nigerians, it should not take it as liberty to continue to inflict further hardship on the people,” Okei-Odumakin said.

Idowu Sowunmi