NERC defies court order as new electricity tariff takes off February first

Written by on January 7, 2016

NERCThe Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has said that the take-off date of the new electricity tariff, MYTO 2015, still remains the first of February, 2016. The Acting Head of the commission, Dr. Anthony Akah, said in a statement issued by the regulatory agency that at no time did the commission change the date of the takeoff of the new tariff.

Akah explained further that it regime that the commission told distribution companies to abide by its directive not to connect new customers without first providing them meters. It also announced that the power distribution companies had one year from now to provide meters for all their customers and stop issuing estimated bills.

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