The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered operators in the power sector to carry out mass metering of unmetered customers nationwide.
According to the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, which made the disclosure through a tweet on its official Twitter handle, there is no approval for any increase in electricity tariffs, as reported in some quarters on Wednesday.
“The President has directed that there should be a nationwide mass-metering programme in an effort by the Federal Government to put a stop to estimated and arbitrary billing for electricity.
“He has also approved a waiver of the import levy on meters so that those that do not have meters can be supplied as early as possible at reasonable costs.”
“The general public and all stakeholders in the power sector are urged to disregard any reports of an arbitrary tariff increase affecting Nigerians,” NERC stated.