The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Sunday, commended the Federal Government over its directive suspending the recent electricity tariff hike in the country.
The association’s President, Mr. Sunday Asefon, gave the commendation in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
He said that the suspension of the tariff by the federal government would go a long way in relieving the pains it would have inflicted on electricity consumers upon implementation.
The statement said that NANS took the decision to commend the suspension at its virtual meeting of Jan. 8.
“The meeting extensively reviewed the recent actions taken by President Muhammadu Buhari, intervening and ordering the suspension of the outrageous electricity tariff,” the statement said.
The students’ body described the tariff hike policy as anti-people and ill-timed, as conceived under a groaning inflation in the polity.
It noted that putting the implementation of the policy in abeyance would help in pacifying the already incensed consumers.
The statement also commended the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) for reversing the action, saying NANS could have been provoked into organising protests across all campuses, in opposition to the policy, if it had been affected.
The statement further appealed to electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to make prepayment meters available for every household at no extra cost to the consumers, as being witnessed in civilized climes.
“That NANS had earlier rejected the hike in the electricity tariff, as we believe that the hike was insensitive, ill-timed and anti-people.
“We commend President Buhari for hearkening to the agitations of Nigerians. I want to say unequivocally that the suspension of the tariff hike is commendable at this time.
“We, therefore, call on our members across the country to suspend action and see how the compliance with the reversal will be”, the association said. (NAN)
DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!
Would you like to be receiving ALL ElombahNews links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via email@example.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!
For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526
You may be interested
Publisher goes into hiding following security threatsadmin - April 20, 2021
Publisher goes into hiding following security threats Posted by News Express | 20 April 2021 | 253 times •Daily Nigerian…
3 shot during failed kidnapping attemptadmin - April 20, 2021
3 shot during failed kidnapping attempt Posted by News Express | 20 April 2021 | 257 times •Gallant Police operatives…
Police breaks silence on invasion of Zone 13 headquarters •Says suspect shot dead, manhunt launched for othersadmin - April 20, 2021
Police breaks silence on invasion of Zone 13 headquarters •Says suspect shot dead, manhunt launched for others Posted by News Express…