PH Residents raise alarm over outrageous electricity bills

Electricity Tariff to increase April 1

Rivers State

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission in its December 2019 Minor Review of Multi -Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020, stated that Nigerians will from Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, pay more for electricity.

Investigations carried out by The PUNCH, on Monday, showed that the decision to increase tariff had not yet been suspended.

A top source at the commission, who pleaded anonymity disclosed to The PUNCH, that “According to the tariff order for the year, we are supposed to increase on April 1, 2020. So far, we have not received any directive not to go ahead.”

“The Federal Government’s updated Power Sector Recovery Programme does not envisage an immediate increase in end – user tariffs until April 2020, and a transition to full cost reflectivity by the end of 2021. 

There have been calls by consumers, for the Federal Government to suspend the plan, due to the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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