The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday said the take off date of the new electricity tariff (MYTO 2015) remains February 1.
In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, NERC said it has told distribution companies to abide by its directive not to connect new customers without first providing them with meters.
“We wish to state that at no time did the commission change the date for the take off of the new tariff,” NERC said.
The acting Head of the commission Dr. Anthony Akah, said the removal of fixed charge under the new tariff regime “was in response to electricity consumers’ complaints and a measure to ensure electricity distribution companies improve on service delivery as their income is dependent on the quantity of electricity used by their customers.”
Akah said NERC will continue to engage stakeholders including members of the National Assembly to address their concerns on the new tariff regime.
“NERC holds National Assembly in high esteem and we are sure that both institutions are working to ensure that the National and consumer interests are protected,” he added.