High Cost Of Living: Nigerians May Resort To Suicide Under Buhari – PDP.
CityNews reports that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has warned that the hike in electricity tariff and price of petrol may increase the rate of suicide amongst Nigerians.
The opposition party which has been at loggerheads with Buhari administration also warned that the increment may lead to Nigerians resorting to slavery abroad.
PDP was reacting to a remark by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Nigerians paying less for electricity and petrol.
Recall Mohammed had earlier said Nigeria’s petrol price was one of the lowest in the continent.
However, PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a sharp reaction described Mohammed’s assertion as irrational.
He maintained that the hike was downright insensitive.
In a statement he issued yesterday, Ologbondiyan said: “We remind President Buhari that this hike will worsen the scary situation in the last five years, where compatriots are resorting to suicide, slavery mission abroad as well as selling of their children as options.
“PDP therefore rejects the highly irrational argument by the Minister of Information, Mohammed, that fuel price is lower in some West African countries, without presenting the contradictory economic settings in those countries and ours.”