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Breaking: House of Reps Calls for Suspension of New Electricity Tariff

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Abuja, Nigeria – In a move aimed at addressing the concerns of Nigerian citizens, the House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling on the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the implementation of the new electricity tariff.

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The lower legislative chamber adopted the motion of urgent public importance during a plenary session on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The motion was prompted by concerns over the potential impact of the new tariff on Nigerian households and businesses.

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Lawmakers argued that the new tariff, which was set to take effect soon, would lead to a significant increase in electricity costs, further burdening citizens who are already struggling with economic challenges.

At Ejes Gist News, we understand that the House of Representatives, by passing this resolution, has demonstrated its commitment to protecting the interests of Nigerian citizens and to ensuring that their voices are heard.

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The suspension of the new tariff is expected to provide relief to electricity consumers across the country, pending a comprehensive review of the tariff structure by the relevant stakeholders.

As of the time of this publication, the NERC has not responded to the resolution, but it is expected to comply with the directive from the legislative arm of government.

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