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Reps’ Committee urges NERC to suspend increase in power tariffs

Isola Moses

The Nigerian House of Representatives Committee on Power has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the planned increases in electricity tariffs.

Aliyu Magaji, Chairman Committee, gave the directive during a meeting with the Minister for Power and the NERC on the rationale behind the increase when the House had already passed a bill which criminalises estimated billing system.

It is recalled that NERC had earlier announced that the increase would take effect from April 1.

Meanwhile, Channels TV reports the House committee also condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to transfer the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company Limited from the Ministry of Power to the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

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