Reps Move To Stop Planned Electricity Tariff Hike By DisCos In Nigeria

House of Representatives has urged the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) not to approve increase in electricity tariff in Nigeria.

Adopting a motion by a member from Kano state, Mr Aliyu Madaki, the House mandated the Committee on Power (when constituted) to interface with NERC to address the proposed increase in the interest of Nigerians.

Leading the debate, Mr Madaki, said recently Distribution Companies (DISCOS) alerted customers of a planned electricity tariff hike hinged on the Multi-Year Tariff Oder.

According to him, it is inappropriate to come up with a price increase at a time when Nigerians are still battling with increase in petrol price.

Adopting the motion, the Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu, who presided over the meeting referred it to the committee on power when constituted.