Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has kicked against the recent hike in the prices of gas and electricity meters.
This is in reaction to the action by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) which raised the price of a single-phase meter to N82,855 from N44,896; three-phase meter up from N58,661 to N109,684.
Reacting, Gani Adans stated that Nigerians are being ripped off by the new prices.
He said, “It is unfortunate that Nigerians are being ripped off in such a cruel manner, especially by a government that prides itself as a government of the people.
“How can you explain an increase in electricity meter prices without considering the huge effect on the masses? That is very bad.”
This is as he warned government against policies hruting Nigerians.
Gani Adams insists NERC timing “is deeply insensitive” to the plights of the people struggling to cope with the high costs of commodities.
“It is very important for the federal government to look into the issues properly and come up with ways to reduce the suffering of the people”, he demanded.