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Electricity Tariff Hike: Senate suspends debate to seek legal consultation

Senator Barau Jibrin who presided over the day’s plenary stepped down the debate on electricity, saying the legal department would be consulted on the matter before further debate. The Senate has suspended debates on plans to halt electricity tariff hikes in the country as it awaits legal advice. This followed a report from the Committee on Power during Thursday’s plenary. OrderPaper recalls that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had earlier announced a hike in...

Senate kick against electricity hike, as Adelabu predicts looming darkness 

Adelabu insisted that the hike is necessary to attract investors and improve infrastructure in the sector. The Senate has expressed disagreement with the Minister of Power, the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over the planned electricity hike. This is as the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu warned of a possibility of total darkness in the country if the proposed increase in electricity tariff is not implemented. Adelabu gave this...

“It is wrong timing” – Senator Ndume condemns hike in electricity tariff

The Senate Chief Whip, Ndume, called for the suspension of the hike to carry out further consultation. Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has rejected the recent hike in electricity tariff arguing that it comes at the wrong time, as Nigerians are yet to recover from the removal of fuel subsidy.  The Federal Government, through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), recently approved an increase in electricity tariff for customers under the Band A classification...

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