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About 302 Nigerians along with the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly leadership over the recent hike in electricity tariff and price of fuel.

It was gathered that the group in a series of tweets on Sunday, October 18, asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to declare the hike in electricity tariff and fuel price illegal and unfair.

According to SERAP, this is because top-level public officers cannot continue to receive the same salaries while asking poor Nigerians to make sacrifices.

President Buhari, as well as the leaders of the National Assembly, Senate president Ahmad Lawan, House of Representatives speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, have been joined as defendants in the suit.

Others include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).

SERAP is seeking an order directing and compelling RMAFC to cut the salaries, allowances & other emoluments payable to the defendants, in line with current economic realities and principles of justice, fairness and equality.

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