FG AUTHORISES ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES TO INCREASE TARIFF AS FROM APRIL 1

The Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Chief Sunday Oduntan, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has said that the 11 electricity distribution (Discos) will not commence implementation of the extraordinary tariff review of MYTO-2015 until they get the go ahead from the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

Speaking with The Nation on phone, he noted that the power firms were yet to get the go- ahead from the commission.

He however admitted that the power distributors will kickstart the implementation of the new tariff when the commission gives the directive.

His words: “The DisCos cannot do anything until the regulator says so. The regulator has not asked us to charge the new tariffs. They (NERC) has the say. Once they ( NERC) says we should start, we will start charging.”

The NERC’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Dr. Usman Abba Arabi, didn’t pick his call when our correspondent called on phone to confirm whether the new tariff will become effective on April 1.

He did not reply the text message that The Nation sent to him on the matter as well.

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