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Injustice to Nigerians : Dogara kicks against high electricity tariff, despite N123bn bailout

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has described the continuous increment of electricity tariff as an act of injustice to Nigerians.

He said this at the national assembly during a public hearing organised by the house ad-hoc committee to interface with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and other stakeholders.

According to the speaker, the hearing was set up to “critically examine and re-assess all inputs and assumptions in the multi-year tariff-order (MYTO) system in our electricity industry in Nigeria and to put an end to the trend”.

He said the house was concerned about the “seeming injustice” as the federal government has had to bail out the energy sector with N123 billion.

He described the continuous increase in the unit price of electricity as unpleasant, saying it has prompted the house to examine the possibility of redressing it.

“There has been a prolonged public outcry over the continuous increase in the unit price of electricity, which many believe is not in tandem with the current realities in electricity supply,” he said.

He charged the committee and stakeholders to come up with a draft realistic tariff regime that will address public outcry against the current tariff system.

 

 

– The Cable

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