The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has announced that the decision to increase electricity tariff is that of the federal government and not that of distribution companies (DISCOs)
The Cooperate Communication Manager PHED, John Oyi in a statement said the federal government wants to remove the subsidy on electricity, so that Nigerians will pay the normal tariff of N68 per unit instead of the current N30 per unit. Oyi, was reacting to ongoing rumours that DISCOs are responsible for the increment.
The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman had announced the new increment on electricity tariff stating that it will take off in July 2020.
Meanwhile, the decision by the federal government has been generating reactions from some Nigerians, who are of the view that the decision is not proper. This is because power supply in the country is poor and has not improved for many years.