Electricity consumers kick against proposed new tariffs



Electricity consumer groups on Sunday, kicked against the planned review of electricity tariffs for the 11 power Distribution Companies (DisCos) by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). They maintained that there was no justification for any upward review of electricity tariffs due to the current economic realities and challenges being faced by Nigerians. The groups, the Energy Consumer Rights and Responsibilities Initiative (ECRRI) and All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum (AECPF) made their views known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. NAN reports that NERC, the regulator of the power sector had in a public notice, announced that it was working on concluding Extraordinary Tariff Review process for the DisCos. The commission said it would also commence the processes for the July 2021 Minor Review of the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO-2020) which was done every six months. However, Mr Adeola Samuel-Ilori, National Coordinator, AECPF said minor review was not automatic even if it was done every six months.

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