As Nigerians continued to react to the newly announced pump price and the hike in electricity tariff, the Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) has condemned the increment.
In a statement by its spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the group demanded an immediate and unconditional reversal of the prices of fuel to the earlier N145 per litre and electricity tariff to N23.
However, the group noted that Buhari’s desperation to shift the blame for the hardship in the country on some middlemen only confirms failure to provide leadership.
CNG said it had commenced mobilisation of organised groups and individuals for nationwide civil mass action against what it described as anti-people’ policies of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The group referred to how the Buhari-led government increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) to 7.5% from 5% adding that the unjustifiably indiscriminate increases have resulted in the escalation of inflation, crime and criminality.
It also demanded that the federal government assume full control of commodity pricing and jettison all aspects of unwarranted taxation.
CNG also asked the government to put an end to the current multi-sectoral extortions by multinational service providers, banks and other financial institutions.