Despite subsisting court order and the resolution of the Senate against the implementation of the new electricity tariffs across the country, the electricity distribution companies have commenced billing customers with the new rates.
The distribution companies, it was learnt, have started dispatching the bills containing the new rates to post-paid customers in their respective networks.
A top official of one of the Discos said at the weekend that the implementation of the new tariffs was in line with the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
When asked if the action of the Discos did not amount to contempt of court, in view of the subsisting court order against the increase in tariffs, the official who requested not to be named said: “NERC approved the increase and directed us (Discos) to implement and we implemented”. Read more