June 23, 2024

Government raises electricity tariff to N225 kilowatt per hour

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Government raises electricity tariff to N225 kilowatt per hour

President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government has approved N225 ($0.15) per kilowatt-hour tariff increment for Band A electricity consumers in the country.

The Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Musliu Oseni, who said this during a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, added that the increase will see the customers paying N225 kilowatt per hour from the current N66.

According to Oseni, customers in Band A who are those who enjoy 20 hours of electricity supply daily represent 15 per cent of the 12 million electricity customers in Nigeria.

Oseni further stated that the NERC had also downgraded some customers from Band A to Band B due to non-fulfilment of the required hours of electricity provided by the electricity distribution company.

“We currently have 800 feeders that are categorised as Band A, but it will now be reduced to under 500. This means that 17 per cent now qualify as Band A feeders. These feeders only service 15 per cent of total electricity customers connected to the feeders.

“The commission has issued an order which is titled April supplementary order and the commission allows a 235 kilowatt per hour,” he said.

Oseni added that the upward review of the electricity tariff will not affect customers on the other Bands.

Sahara Reporters.

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