In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, August, 2020

Poor Nigerians Will Not Be Affected By Tariff Enhance

Poor Nigerians Will Not Be Affected By Tariff Increase

James momoh

James Momoh

The Federal Authorities has disclosed that poor and susceptible Nigerians is not going to be experiencing any electrical energy tariff enhance.

NERC Chairman, James Momoh in an announcement launched on Wednesday August 26 after President Buhari authorised the implementation of the proposed cost-reflective power tariff for the Nigerian Electrical energy Provide Trade (NESI) on Tuesday August 25, mentioned the brand new tariff regime will exempt susceptible clients consuming 50KW or much less.

He added that clients on estimated billing is not going to even be affected because the president has ordered mass metering of shoppers throughout the nation.

The Assertion Learn;

“NERC needs to make clear that tariff critiques going ahead will solely observe service-based rules. Beneath these service-based rules DisCos will solely be capable of evaluation tariff charges for patrons once they seek the advice of with clients, decide to rising the variety of hours of provide per day and high quality of service.

“In all circumstances poor and susceptible Nigerians is not going to expertise any enhance. Consistent with these expectations, DisCos are directed to have interaction with their clients on a Service Primarily based Tariff construction. Beneath the Service Primarily based Tariff Construction, DisCos can solely evaluation tariffs for patrons below the next circumstances.

“Prospects are consulted and communicated a assured degree of electrical energy service by the DISCOs primarily based on hours of provide; clients are metered; no estimated billing via the strict enforcement of the capping regulation.

“Which means that unmetered clients is not going to expertise any value enhance past what’s chargeable to metered clients in the identical space. Even below the above circumstances, there will probably be no change in tariff for probably the most susceptible as tariffs for these consuming 50KW or much less stay frozen.

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“Prospects receiving lower than 12 hours of provide may also not expertise any change in tariffs. As well as, the President has directed that there must be a nationwide mass-metering program in an effort by the Federal Authorities to place a cease to estimated and arbitrary billing for electrical energy.”


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