Nigeria Faces Blackout if Electricity Tariff Hike is Reversed

The country faces the risk of been thrown into a blackout in the near future if hike in electricity tariff is reversed, power distribution companies have said.

This is coming as NERC stated that it had not received any official communication from the National Assembly concerning the order to stop the implementation of the revised tariffs.

The Senate had on Tuesday advised the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, NERC and the electricity distribution companies not to go ahead with the about 45 per cent increase in tariffs, but should revert to the former rates.

However, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors stated that the Senate intervention was capable of crumbling the power industry, arguing that the country risked future blackouts if it was forced to go back to the old tariff regime.

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