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Yes!! Senate Orders ‘Immediate Suspension’ Of New Electricity Tariff

The Nigerian Senate has ordered the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to put an end to the increase in electricity tariff which was effected on February 1.

The increase, which is estimated to be over 40%, generated a massive wave of protest from the Nigeria Labour Congress across states in the country with workers in Lagos, Abuja and Edo state, besieging electricity distribution offices to demand for a reduction in the tariffs.

The Senate, after deliberating on the issue on Tuesday, reached a decision to direct the NERC to put a hold on the increase in charges.

The senate president, Bukola Saraki revealed the position of the Senate on the matter through his Facebook page.

He wrote: “Today, the 8th Senate directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to immediately suspend the February 1st, 2016 tariff hikes, which are estimated to be upwards of 40 per cent.

“This move is necessary because any increase in cost, without the necessary improvement in service delivery by the power companies is unacceptable.

“Furthermore, the power distribution companies must work to ensure that every establishment in Nigeria is provided with capabilities for metered billing. Doing this would end the sharp practice of arbitrary billing, which estimates the power consumption of Nigerians in the generation of their monthly bills.”

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  1. The Sexiest Mother Of This Blog

    February 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm

  2. Ayzee A

    February 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

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  3. Ayzee A

    February 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Uhm…is that your real face?…. Good to see

  4. Obi Mercy

    February 16, 2016 at 5:57 pm



    February 16, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Good to know. No light in my area for the past one week. They only flash to show us that "yes the light is not faulty" wicked souls!

  6. Rosemary Chidi A.

    February 16, 2016 at 7:08 pm


  7. Chukwuebuka jay

    February 16, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Nice one… #Successful

  8. elizabeth nwankwo

    February 16, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Good!#y do I have a bad feeling abt this?

  9. Nono Blessedm

    February 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Forget the Senate Fashola will increase it.

  10. Anonymous

    February 16, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Fashola will definitely leave the increase and it is better. I will rather pay for what I consume at a premium than pay a fixed charge for what I didn't consume…..that is tiffing!

  11. Mr_SouL BizPromoter/2B08726B

    February 16, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    For where? I work with phcn we use the new tariff o

  12. Mr_SouL BizPromoter/2B08726B

    February 16, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    For where? I work with phcn we use the new tariff o

  13. GUESSMi

    February 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Nonsense fashola that don't think of the mass…senate thank you for ur intervention.

  14. kclub

    February 17, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Good one! Useless PHCH increase in tariff with no light? Arindin people

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