NERC To Increase Electricity Tariffs

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) plans to increase electricity tariffs around the country starting on the 1st of April 2020.

Even though NERC’s decision to do this was disclosed back in 2019 during its December Minor Review of Multi-Year Tariff Order 2015 and Minimum Remittance Order for the Year 2020, a source at Ikeja Electric spilled the tea to PUNCH that in light of recent events they had received no order from NERC to suspend the tariff increase.

The government’s decision to initiate a 2-week total lockdown on 3 states with a population of like 50 million people (giving nothing but a 2 days notice) was insane enough. With NERC’s decision to carry on with a tariff increase in the middle of said lockdown caused by a damn pandemic, you just have to stop and ask yourself what exactly you did to piss off some angel in heaven that they made sure you were sent to Nigeria to be born.

Or what we as a nation did wrong to be cursed with a line up of incredibly shitty leaders.

Remember that power supply in most parts of this country is erratic as hell and that this increase is coming at a time when the governments of other countries are waving/subsidizing bills to make life easier for their citizens during the “stay at home” period.

Needless to say, Nigerians are not feeling this decision and can see it for what it really is.

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