Reps order suspension of increase in electricity tariff

Wed Jan 15th, 2020 - Jigawa

Mr. B. Sapke (left); Dr. Moses Arigu; Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) representative, Samshudeen Mohamood and representative of Minister of Power, Ahmed Abdul during the investigative hearing on the proposed upward review of electricity tariff by Discos at the National Assembly …yesterday.

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The House of Representatives yesterday ordered the immediate suspension of the planned increase in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The chairman of the House Committee on Power, Magaji Dau, disclosed the order during an interactive session with NERC officials. Also in attendance was Ahmed Abdul who represented the Minister of State for Power, Saleh Mamman.

Dau (APC, Jigawa) maintained that the increase was uncalled for in view of the appalling level of power supply in the country. Alongside members of the committee, he raised several posers on salient issues in the power sector and noted that the committee would liaise with its counterpart in the Senate to reach a conclusion on the matter.




source: Guardian