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Tariff: Electricity consumers to petition N’Assembly, minister

Minister of Power, Housing and works, Mr. Babatunde fashola

Disturbed by the insistence of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to enforce the new power tariffs from February 1, consumers have resolved to petition the National Assembly and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on the matter.

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.

Minister of Power, Housing and works, Mr. Babatunde fashola

Minister of Power, Housing and works, Mr. Babatunde fashola

The Chairman, NECAN, Mr. Tomy Akingbogun, told our correspondent 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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