The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has been directed to suspend the planned bi-annual adjustment in electricity tariff until the joint ad-hoc Committee concludes their discussion by the end of January. The directive was contained in a statement by the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, on Thursday. NERC had on Monday, issued a circular regarding the […]

The Federal Government says funding has been made to roll out 1,000,000 free meters across the country. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Wednesday via his verified Twitter handle. He noted that electricity distribution companies would distribute the meters under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative. “Under the first phase of the […]

The leadership of the National Assembly has convinced the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in the country to defer the hike in electricity tariffs scheduled to take effect from July 1, 2020. This is according to a statement on Monday by the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Ola Awoniyi. He revealed that the lawmakers […]

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari shared his disappointment with the state of power generation in Nigeria, urging for an alternative. Kyari attended the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit which provided an opportunity for the signing of a $1.1 million grant between Nigeria and the United States Trade and […]

The House of Representatives Committee on Power has asked the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to suspend the planned increase in electricity tariff. The committee Chairman, Aliyu Magaji, gave the directive during a meeting with the Minister of Power and the NERC on the rationale behind the increase when the house had already passed a bill […]

Following an outcry over the decision to increase electricity tariffs in the country, the Nigerian Government says the implementation will commence in April. The Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Professor James Momoh, stated this while addressing a news conference on Monday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. On Saturday, Channels Television reported that NERC has approved […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday announced its rejection of the increase in electricity tariff by the Federal Government. The main opposition party in a Tweet on its official handle called on the Federal Government to rescind the policy which it described as obnoxious and injurious to the wellbeing of Nigerians. “The PDP rejects, […]

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that 9,000 megawatts is the amount of energy required to transform Lagos State economy. The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega, said that Lagos the most populous city-state, and the fifth largest economy in Africa would be self-sufficient in electricity supply that would adequately power its industrial […]

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