In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 29th, September, 2020

Strike: ‘We Have Not Been Knowledgeable Of Tariff Hike Suspension’

Strike: 'We Have Not Been Informed Of Tariff Hike Suspension'

Electricity

Energy

 

Energy distribution corporations also referred to as Discos have reacted to the alleged suspension of hike in electrical energy tariff.

 

The businesses on Monday mentioned that they’d not obtained any directive from the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee on tariff suspension.

 

Punch reported that the Discos are confused on the choice of the Federal Authorities and labour unions as regards the reversal of the hike in electrical energy tariff, investigation has proven.

 

Senior officers of energy distribution corporations mentioned on Monday that they have been awaiting the NERC to provide you with a brand new tariff plan to be applied inside the two weeks as agreed by the Federal Authorities and labour unions.

 

It was additionally gathered that up until 7pm on Monday, no order had been launched by the NERC to Discos as touching the matter.

 

It was additionally gathered that the Discos instructed the regulator that it might take three to 4 days for them to alter their billing/merchandising platforms and revert to the outdated tariffs.

“There isn’t any communication but from the regulator on that matter and I ponder how that may be applied as a result of proper now, it’s inflicting confusion within the energy sector,” a senior official of a Disco within the northern area, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned.

 

Additionally, sources on the fee confirmed that though there had been extended conferences on the matter on the NERC headquarters in Abuja, no order had been despatched out to Discos as of 7pm on Monday.

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“The entire thing is a bit sophisticated now. There was sequence of conferences about it since (Monday) morning,” an official on the NERC, who pleaded to not be named, mentioned.

 

The official added, “However up until this time (7pm) that you’re talking with me, no order has been issued on this matter to energy distributors.”

 

A high official of one of many Discos who was on the assembly mentioned the regulator had but to inform them precisely what to do.

 

The Chairman, NERC, James Momoh, neither picked calls nor replied an in depth textual content message despatched to him by our correspondent on the matter.

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