The Federal Government on Sunday came under more criticism for the increase in electricity tariff and petrol pump price last week.
The Centre for Democracy and Development and the Civil Liberties Organisation condemned the government’s actions, saying many Nigerians would be hard hit.
The CDD, a civil rights movement, expressed its support for citizens’ resistance against all anti-people policies, using all constitutional options, including peaceful mass protests and litigation.
The organisation, in a statement by its Director, Idayat Hassan, on Sunday, regretted that at a time when governments around the world were enacting policies and putting in place measures to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on citizens, “the Nigerian government has chosen to do the direct opposite.”
According to Hassan, the CDD is convinced that the government should have found other creative, sustainable and logical pathways to address the issues which necessitated the price hikes.
The Chairman, CLO, Rivers State, Sotonye George, said on Sunday in Port Harcourt that poor Nigerians would be the worst hit by the effects of electricity tariff and fuel price hikes.