FG orders reversal of electricity tariff hike

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The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, has directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to inform all Electricity Distribution Companies popularly known as DISCOs to revert to tariffs that were applicable in December 2020.

The Senior Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Power, Aaron Artimas disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.

He said the reversal to the old tariff was to promote a constructive conclusion of the dialogue with the Labour Centres (through the Joint Ad-Hoc Committee).

He said, “I have directed NERC to inform all DISCOs that they should revert to the tariffs that were applicable in December 2020 until the end of January 2021 when the FGN and Labour committee work will be concluded.

“This will allow for the outcome of all resolutions from the Committee to be implemented together.”

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