A Collage of Protesters at NASS Complex in Abuja, FCT

Group protests, urges NASS to intervene in fuel, electricity price hikes

*It is illogical to increase fuel price, electricity tariffs at such a time like this when masses are suffering, says Committee for Defence of Human Rights

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Following the recent increases in petrol pump price and electricity tariffs in Nigeria, a group of protesters also have expressed their displeasure over the development at the entrance of the National Assembly (NASS) Complex in Abuja, FCT.

Report says the protesters, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, urged the Federal lawmakers to prevail on the Executive arm of government to reverse the recent hikes in electricity tariffs and pump price of petrol.

The National Assembly Complex, Abuja, FCT

Numbering about a dozen, they carried placards with inscriptions rejecting the new hike and as well calling a pay cut for politicians instead of subsidy removal.

The recent hikes in the price of fuel and electricity tariffs have led to unbearable inflation in prices of foodstuffs and services such as transportation, said the protesters.

Nwokoro Ejike, FCT Chairman, Committee for Defence of Human Rights, who spoke on behalf of the protesters, described the fuel and electricity hike as illogical, according to Channels TV.

Ejike stated: “It is illogical to increase fuel price and electricity tariff at such a time like this when the masses are suffering. We reject this!

“We are asking our government if they truly serve us. If they truly lead us they should ensure that these prices are reversed immediately.”

The Committee for Defense of Human Rights FCT Chairman said that Nigerians would only feel the impact of the government if these demands are met.

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