Says govt disdain for Nigerians legendary
BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – As Nigerians groan under the current economic hardship occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, a Civil Rights Organisation, Afri-Goal Foundation has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for being insensitive to the people’s plight and sufferings
According to the organization, the current hike in fuel price, electricity tariff and taxes clearly shows government’s callousness and disdain for Nigerians
Afri-Goal insisted that having alienated itself from the people, President Buhari and the APC government have continued to demonstrate lack of focus and capacity to address the country’s growing challenges and alleviate the sufferings of ordinary citizens.
In a media statement issued on Thursday, the organization said; “This latest increase should not have been thought of as it is coming at a time when the people are yet to get over the hardship and bite of COVID-19.
“While battling the impact of COVID-19, the government not only increased the electricity tariff but also raised taxes and levies on the informal sector.
“This fuel hike appears to be a slap on the face of Nigerians who are merely striving to provide for themselves what the government has failed to do.”
It therefore urged the government to urgently reverses the petrol pump price to its original N130 and also reverses other anti-human taxes and tariffs increase.
“We urge the government to be empathetic with what Nigerians are going through and put a halt to all policies and hikes that will further compound the woes of Nigerians”, the statement said