Electricity consumers condemns proposed tariff hike

Electricity consumers condemns proposed tariff hike

Electricity consumers condemns proposed tariff hike     Electricity consumers in Nigeria, on Sunday, “outrightly rejected” plans by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to review electricity tariffs for the 11 power distribution companies (DisCos), which is expected to lead to hike in the unit cost of power. Rising under two groups – the Energy Consumer Rights and Responsibilities Initiative (ECRRI) and All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum (AECPF) – the consumers kicked against the planned review, declaring it illegal and unjustifiable. There was no justification for any upward review of…

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Nigerians kick as FG approve 50% electricity tariff increase

50% electricity tariff increase

Nigerians kick as FG approve 50% electricity tariff increase   Condemnation, anger and frustration are the words that capture expressions of many Nigerians, particularly in the social media space, following the new hike in electricity tariff announced by the Nigerian government. The news broke on Tuesday that the Nigerian government had yet again approved an increase in electricity tariff payable by electricity consumers in Nigeria. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) approved over 50 per cent hike in electricity tariff payable by customers of the 11 Distribution Companies (DisCos). Daily Trust reported…

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