Senate seeks suspension of planned electricity tariff hike

Tue May 19th, 2020 - Benue

The Senate on Tuesday told the Federal Government to suspend the planned electricity tariff increase, expected to take effect in July, citing hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the upper legislative chamber lauded the Federal Government for its initiative to establish the N1.7 trillion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund, designed to cater for critical issues on effective management of the disease.

It also called on government, through the Federal Ministry of Finance to include the electric power sector in the disbursement of the proposed N1.7 trillion COVID-19 Intervention Fund.

The senate’s resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion, sponsored by Sen. Gabriel Suswam (PDP Benue) on Power Sector Recovery Plan and Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.




source: Guardian