Minister Denies Knowledge Of Electricity Tariffs Increase

NIGERIA’s Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, has denied being aware of an indiscriminate increase in electricity tariffs by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

He made this assertion at a public hearing on Electricity reform Bill.

The bill seeks to provide the legal and institutional framework for the implementation of rural electricity projects.

It also aims at establishing the National Power Training Institute and Regulatory provisions to strengthen the sector for efficient service delivery.

Electricity workers use the opportunity of the gathering to draw attention to the recent alleged indiscriminate increase in electricity tariffs imposed on consumers by the NERC, but the Minister claims ignorance of any such development.

The workers union in the sector kicked against the over the 3 trillion injected into the privatised electricity companies owned by individuals without commensurate increase in power generation in the last 10 years.

In its presentation, the Governors’ Forum, seeks the right for states to establish electricity markets for themselves, especially with the deregulation of the Regulatory Commission.

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