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The House Leader of the 8th House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the Federal Government's proposed hike in electricity tariffs and the removal of subsidy are "being speculated". He said this was because the National Assembly was yet to be intimated of the decision. He said such decisions can only be taken after proper legislation. Gbajabiamila said this while he was giving a report of the activities of the house from June to December.
"Well, all I have heard is pronouncement as far as the electricity tariff is concerned. As you know, a lot of the distributors and players in that industry do not have the tariff reflect their operation cost. While the government does not want anyone to lose money or doing business at a loss, it is paramount we take the interest of the masses into consideration.
"I think the same thing goes. The government, I am not aware, has communicated its position to the National Assembly. If you ask me what the position of the National Assembly is, that is going to be a debate that we are going to have because people have different opinion," he said.
He commended the house saying they had done well in their first six months of operation. He however said that the house would be properly accessed after their four year tenure.