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Electricity Consumers Resists New Tariff; To Petitions Fashola, National Assembly

Electricity Consumers Resists New Tariff; To Petitions Fashola, National Assembly

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Babatunde-Fashola

Electricity consumers have resolved to petition Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the minister of Power, Works and Housing alongside the National Assembly over the insistence of National Electricity Regulatory Commission to enforce higher tariff.

Towards the end of December last year, NERC announced a new tariff regime in which it raised the amounts payable for units of electricity by different categories of consumers by over 45 per cent and recently insisted that the new rates would be enforced from next month.

But consumers, under the aegis of the Nigerian Electricity Consumer Advocacy Network, has urged the government and the National Assembly not to allow the electricity distribution companies to implement the increase in tariffs.

The Chairman, NECAN, Mr. Tomy Akingbogun, said on Monday that the body had met with the heads of various consumer advocacy groups in states across the country and the demand of power consumers was unanimous.

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