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NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by fergie006: 9:46pm On Jun 29
The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from July 1st, 2020, and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021.

This was contained in a statement issued late Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Ola Awoniyi.

The statement read, “The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and other principal Officers of the two Chambers met at the National Assembly with the Chief Executives of the government electricity regulatory body and DISCOs across the country.

“Also in attendance were the Chairmen of the Committees on Power from the Senate and House of Representatives.

“The National Assembly leaders were emphatic at the meeting that the timing of the planned hike was wrong even though there is the need to introduce a cost reflective tariffs for the power sector to attract the much-needed investment.

“In the course of the meeting, the DISCOs too admitted that they were not well prepared for the planned hike in tariffs even though they so much desired the increase.

“The meeting agreed to defer the planned hike till first quarter of next year while the leadership of the National Assembly promised to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.”

“The agreement here is that there is not going to be any increase in the tariffs on July 1st,” Lawan said at the end of the meeting.

“The Speaker and I are going to take appropriate action and meet with the President.

“We are in agreement here that there is no question on the justification of the increase but the time is simply not right and appropriate measures need to be put in place

“So, between now and the first quarter of next year, our task will be to work together with you to ensure that we put those blocks in place to support the eventual increase in tariffs,” Lawan told the executive officers.

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Douglaufuoma(m): 9:53pm On Jun 29
what do federal government stand to gain from suffering it's citizens and placing so much load on their head. aviation fee increase, fuel price increase, tax increase now power increase. who knows the next thing fg will increase. God bless NASS

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by oz4real83(m): 9:56pm On Jun 29
Yeye plus yeye equals yeye. Why not force them to give metres? No matter how much they increase it to, it won't be up to what we spend on generators everyday. Why not improve power and provide prepaid meters before u talk of increasing tariffs. As long as they keep on bringing estimated bills of what we didn't consume, we pay nepa officials for repairs, we replace damaged power accessories by our selves, there will always be problems.

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:56pm On Jun 29
Good development, but it will be better they cancel it outrightly

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by yeyeboi(m): 9:56pm On Jun 29
Na lie
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Nackzy: 9:56pm On Jun 29
Hmmmmm this government are ready to kill its citizens

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Lifestone(m): 9:57pm On Jun 29
But they dont have that power !
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by gambia(m): 9:57pm On Jun 29
Thats their problem undecided
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by PureGoldh(m): 9:57pm On Jun 29
The government of dx country no go use Fat bills (billing) kill her citizens.

They care only about themselves and their families...the rest should go get a life cos they don't care.

Halting is not the best option....it should be disallowed completely

No proper structuring whatsoever

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:57pm On Jun 29
Nackzy:
Hmmmmm this government are ready to kill its citizens
Can you even read at all?!
Better don't let hatred for your country turn you to something else.

Anyways,
God bless you.
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by tutudesz: 9:57pm On Jun 29
After I don go buy credit full my card already undecided before Dem do their 100% increase

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Nickymichy(m): 9:58pm On Jun 29
This people are funny ooo...instead of them to be looking for a way to make the light steady... They are thinking about increasing the tariff...nawa ooo

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Lorazepam(f): 9:58pm On Jun 29
Halt it permanently thanks angry

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by FlordFlorez(m): 9:59pm On Jun 29
Halt abi postponed. Are we to rejoice over this news? We will still pay the hike, nothing to rejoice about.

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Slawormir: 9:59pm On Jun 29
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by IMO01: 9:59pm On Jun 29
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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by MhiztaRange(m): 9:59pm On Jun 29
The leadership of this country is utterly mad, grossly incompetent and overly useless. Just mention one thing we enjoy as a human being in this country not to mention of it been free? We no Dey live life for this country, we Dey exist Dey wait for death

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Voiky: 10:00pm On Jun 29
Good move NASS
kudos
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Nackzy: 10:01pm On Jun 29
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Can you even read at all?!
Better don't let hatred for your country turn you to something else.

Anyways,
God bless you.
God bless Nigeria.
mannabbqgrills we all know you on nairaland..so i no want talk, God bless you too for supporting APC with your Life

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by OPPPS: 10:02pm On Jun 29
Douglaufuoma:
what do federal government stand to gain from suffering it's citizens and placing so much load on their head. aviation fee increase, fuel price increase now power increase. who knows the next thing fg will increase. God bless NASS
The FG has no power regards increment in the power tariff. They just played their intervention role as expected here.
Recall your Otuoke fisherman years ago mortgaged the Power distribution to his cronies and his woman friends in dubious manner called privatilization

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by onward4life(m): 10:03pm On Jun 29
Buwari supporters that complains will be coated in covid





Cc
Mamiwaterpuccigrills

Sirlicky

Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by ThatFairGuy(m): 10:05pm On Jun 29
I was actually FTC ( I booked space), why was it deleted mynd44 lalasticlala?
Haven't said that!

Well, I don't know about rubber stamp NASS some tagged them.
They've been proactive intervening in issues that concerns commoners UNLIKE BEFORE.
No more bribery from presidency before budget is being passed UNLIKE BEFORE.
Budget is being rightly passed(Jan-Dec) UNLIKE BEFORE.
Let's see if there won't be any brigandage disposition all through!
Though, they're not flawless, but aside prejudice and sentiment, this 9th Assembly is and has been DIFFERENT

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Douglaufuoma(m): 10:06pm On Jun 29
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Good development, but it will be better they cancel it outrightly

God bless Nigeria.
sins of the father will visit the children and the unborn generation, it was the minister ur lovely daddy appointed that increase it at first, but ur spotless and caring father was not shock to know of the crease but u are here supporting the halting which ur self acclaim most holy president refuse to pay attention to. the innocent souls that have death in the same administration Will forever judge u and ur co-hurt

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Webdeveloper890: 10:06pm On Jun 29

Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by Katier00(f): 10:07pm On Jun 29
How many times dey wan increase the tariff na
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by tnerro1(m): 10:07pm On Jun 29
NASS should look into the planned increase in traditional marriage list grin
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by WuraSerano(f): 10:10pm On Jun 29
Honestly, I don't understand the Nigerian government. How could an essential government agency be hell-bent on increasing electricity tarrif at this critical period?

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Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by comshots(m): 10:10pm On Jun 29
Give us meter phcn no gree.Upon the crazy bills them dey bring dem still wan increase electricity tariffs
Re: NASS Halts Planned Hike In Electricity Tariffs by chloride6: 10:11pm On Jun 29
NASS is useless...

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