Reps Reject Proposed Electricity Tariff Increase

The House of Representatives has kicked against the proposed increase in electricity tariff by the National Electricity Regulatory Commission.

This came after Honourable Aliyu Madaki presented a motion expressing strong disapproval of the price hike, especially considering the recent increase in petrol prices that has already burdened many Nigerians.

The lawmaker said it is inappropriate and insensitive to introduce such a significant tariff increase at a time when citizens are still grappling with the impact of the petrol price surge.

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Following the adoption of the motion, the House mandated its committee on power, once constituted, to engage in discussions with NERC. The aim is to seek a mutual understanding and find a middle ground to address the proposed tariff hike, considering the current economic challenges faced by the populace. 

The lawmakers reiterated their commitment to safeguarding the interests of Nigerians and ensuring that decisions made by regulatory bodies are in line with the welfare of the citizens.

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