Jonathan Orders NEC To Slash Electricity Tariff

goodluck

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the National Electricity Commission (NEC) to review electricity tariff downwards with immediately effect following complaint by Nigerians over the astronomical increase in the tariff.

This was disclosed, Tuesday, by the Minister of power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, while fielding questions on CNBC cable network on the programme, Power Lunch West Africa.

According to Nebo, Jonathan expressed discomfort on hearing the news about the suffering Nigerians are passing through with the new electricity tariff and directed NEC to ensure that it reduces service charges without delay, irrespective of the reasons for the increase.

“The President was not comfortable with the astronomical increase in electricity tariff and advised NEC to reduce that with immediate effect and that is being done,” Nebo was quoted by Vanguard to have said.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s