Experts insist on mass metering before implementation of new tariff
Experts have criticised the implementation of the new electricity tariff structure and urged the Federal Government to ensure that electricity consumers are metered first before the commencement to eliminate outrageous billings. Nigerians had heaved a sigh of relief when the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP), announced plans to commence free distribution of meters but it…
Consumers lament outrageous billing despite NERC capping
Despite a regulation capping the limit to which distribution companies (DisCos) can charge electricity consumers who are not metered, overbilling in the form of estimated billing has continued.
Over 6m Nigerians unmetered as NERC revenues rise 50%
Despite the Federal Government’s directive on nationwide mass-metering for electricity consumers, over six million users in Nigeria are still on estimated billing. The huge metering gap remains a key challenge in the industry, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), said in its’ first quarter (Q1) 2020 Operational Report on the country’s power sector. The NERC…
That curious electricity tariff relief
A move to give Nigerians electricity relief for three months is curiously meretricious. The other day, amid epileptic power supply...
Churches still not paying tax, but their non-ecclesiastical activities are taxable, says Okoro
To justify subsidy removal resulting in the fuel and electricity price hikes, government usually cites: continual budget deficits running into trillions of Naira; the dwindling fortunes in oil and tax revenues, and dissensions with oil marketers resulting in fuel scarcity and long fuel queues.
Suspense in power sector
Stakeholders in the electricity sector, yesterday, expressed worry as the Federal Government suspended the increase in tariff by yet another one week. Following the face-off between the Federal Government and labour unions over increase in electricity tariff ...
FG extends suspension of new electricity tariff by 1 week
The Federal Government has extended the suspension of the new electricity tariff by one week.
NERC suspends electricity tariff hike for 2 weeks
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission(NERC) has ordered the 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to suspend the Sept. 1 tariff increase for 14 days.
Expert seeks pragmatic, tech approach to power challenges
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has stated that consumers will not pay for meters in the new guidelines, as it will be added to the electricity tariffs. The Commissioner, Finance and Management Services, NERC, Nathan Shatti, also explained that customers, who had paid for meters would be compensated by a refund. However,…