Discos obey NERC, begin 14-day tariff hike suspension.

Some power distribution companies are beginning to comply with the order of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission by suspending the September 1 , 2020 tariff increase .
On Tuesday night , NERC issued an order suspending the hike in electricity tariffs for 14 days .
Labour unions and the Federal Government had reached a truce on Sunday night to reverse the hike in electricity tariffs for 14 days , a development that prompted the halt of a nationwide strike by labour .
Discos could not effect the suspension of tariff hike on Monday and Tuesday , as they told our correspondent then that they were awaiting an order from the regulator to that effect .
After the order was issued on Tuesday night, it was gathered that some Discos had to commence implementation from Wednesday and Thursday.
The General Manager , Corporate Communications , Abuja Electricity Distribution Company , Oyebade Fadipe , confirmed that compliance had begun by the Discos.
He particularly stated that the AEDC had suspended the hike , adding that some customers of the Disco had noticed the suspension of the hike in tariffs.
Fadipe said , “ We are delighted to inform you that AEDC has suspended the service reflective tariff in strict compliance with the NERC Order of September 28 , 2020 . Customers who are on the prepaid meter diet would have noticed this by now .
“Modalities for the alignment of the accounts of customers on the pre – and post- paid platform in line with the order and such other orders that may be made is also in progress .”

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