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FG Fixes New Date For DisCos To Increase Electricity Tariff

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The Federal Government has asked Nigeria’s 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to increase tariff from the 1st of September 2021.

The directive was given in a letter by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) titled “Tariff Increase Notification.”

According to the document titled:”023/EKEDP/GMCLR/0025/2021, dated 25th August 2021, and seen by The Nation, NERC gave DisCos the leverage to charge a service-based tariff.

It was gathered that the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), has already officially informed its customers on the decision of upward tariff adjustment effective from 1st September 2021.

The energy distributor informed its customers that “the increase will be reflected on the energy bill for October 2021, which will represent energy consumption for September 2021.”

EKEDC added that “for metered customers with internal vending arrangements, we urge you to adjust the rates accordingly to reflect the new tariff increase as released by NERC.”

In other news, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has asked the presidency to stop shielding bandit terrorists and Boko Haram insurgents terrorising the country.

Naija News reported that the governor had labelled Buhari as the worst President to ever rule Nigeria, adding that the Nigerian leader is grossly incapable of managing the affairs of the country.

Reacting, the Presidency described Ortom as a very unprincipled man who is only motivated by the lust for personal gains.

But in an interview with BBC Pidgin on Saturday, the Benue governor asked the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to flush out bandits and Boko Haram members with immediate effect.

He urged the government to use the same zeal it used to arrest secessionist leaders like Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu, to hunt down the criminals.

Ortom also berated the Buhari-led government for failing to proscribe Fulani bandits as terrorists just like the way it branded IPOB as a terrorist group.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.