The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has backdated the two weeks agreement between government and organized labour to suspend increase in electricity tariff.

NERC, which issued the suspension order on Tuesday, September 29, in the night, however stated that the implementation had started since September 28 instead of 30, because as at Tuesday night, electricity tariff was up still up by 100 per cent.

The suspension of the hike in tariff for 14 days is to enable wider consultations between the government and labour on contending issues over the September 1, 2020 hike.

NERC, Tuesday night, handed the order to the 11 electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, in the country to suspend the recent hike in tariff.

According to the NERC, the tariff suspension will be from September 28, 2020 to October 2, 2020.

The Order, No. NERC/209/2020, with the title: “NERC Order on suspension of the Multi Year Tariff Order 2020 for the electricity distribution licensees, addressed to DISCOs was signed by the NERC Chairman, James Momoh; and the Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye.

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