NERC Orders Discos To Suspend Electricity Tariff For 2 Weeks
Sequel to the resolution reached by the Federal goverment and the labour leaders, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission yesterday night issued an order suspending the September 1, 2020 hike in electricity tariffs for 14 days.
The regulator issued Order No. NERC/209/2020 around 10.30 pm on Tuesday, with the title, “NERC Order on suspension of the Multi Year Tariff Order 2020 for the electricity distribution licensees.”
The NERC Chairman, James Momoh, and the Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, signed the order.
The commission said, “This order shall take effect from 28th September 2020 and shall cease to have effect on the 11th October 2020.”
The commission had approved a new tariff for power distributors that took effect from September 1, 2020 but this was resisted by labour unions and most power users.
However, in its latest order, the NERC said the September 1, 2020 increase in tariff had to be suspended for 14 days based on the agreement between Federal Government and labour unions.
It directed the 11 power distribution companies across the country to abide by the order.
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