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NERC keeps customer guessing on tariff hike

NERC keeps customer guessing on tariff hike

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) was on Tuesday silent on what the electricity tariff should now be.

It had in January notified the stakeholders of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) that the customers would start bearing the new cost resulting from its 2019 Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) minor review on April 1.

Although the tariff was meant to take effect from which January 1, 2020, the payment from customers was expected to commence today while the Federal Government pays the shortfall between January and today.

Meanwhile, since the NERC was yet to announce the outcome of the consultations that followed announcement of the proposal of the review, The Nation on Tuesday dialed the phone number of its General Manager, Public Affairs, Dr. Usman Abba Arabi. He was unreachable.

A source from one of the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos), who spoke with our Abuja correspondent on the condition of anonymity, said the power distributors were yet to get the go ahead to hike tariff.

She said “We have not received any directive to increase tariff. Nobody has told us to increase tariff.”
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