Suspend New Electricity Tariff Regime, Senate Tells DisCos, NERC

Senate

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution today urging the Nigerian Electric Regulatory Commission, NERC, and electricity distribution companies, DisCos, to suspend the 40 per cent electricity tariff immediately and reverse back to the old template.
The resolution was sequel to a motion moved by Suleiman Nazif (APC, Bauchi).
The Senate also resolved to organize a public hearing on the issue.
Recall that the DisCos had on February 1, 2016 began the implementation of a new electricity tariff, which would see consumers pay 40 per cent more than they are currently being charged.
The development sparked nationwide protests by organized labour, which said the increment was in violation of a subsisting court order.

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