Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Consumers kick against planned increase in electricity tariff

By News Express on 15/12/2015

Views: 2,097


Some electricity consumers in Lagos on Monday kicked against the plan to increase electricity tariff as announced by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Raji Fashola (SAN).

They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) had to fulfil some obligations before considering any increment.

NAN recalls that the minister, at a news conference in Abuja on December 8, said that electricity tariff would slightly go up

He, however, said that the government would meet with the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to ensure that consumers and investors are not cheated.

Reacting to the planned increase, Mr Abdul-Rasak Osho, Chairman, Iponri Estate Residents Association, told NAN that consumers had kicked against it during the consultative forum organised by DISCOs in Lagos.

He said that the consumers had condemned the plan because power supply was not regular.

The chairman said that consumers were paying for electricity supply that was not available and so there was no need for the planned increment.

“The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDP) met with us more than three times on the issue and we objected to the increment because we are not enjoying the power supply.

“They promised to improve on the supply and we said when the power improved, we would come back and talk again.

“It is strange to now hear the minister saying the tariff will increase.

“Honestly, there is nothing to increase because in the last three days, we have not had power supply and at the end of the month, they will bring outrageous bills.”

Mr Yusuf Raji, Chairman, Alaba-Oro, Mosafejo Landlords Association, said that DISCOs should ensure that all houses in the community were metered before any tariff increment.

Raji said that most of the meters in the community were obsolete and faulty and needed to be replaced with pre-paid meters.

The chairman said that because of the problem, most of the consumers in the area were given estimated bills of between N25,000 and N40,000 in November

“We have told them that if there is going to be meaningful increment in tariff, our community should be metered so that we will be able to monitor our energy consumption.”

Mr Ade-Owas Owabumuwa, President, Amuwo-Odofin Landlords Association, New Town, said that consumers in Amuwo-Odofin were against any attempt to increase tariff without meaningful improvement in power supply.

“We told Ikeja Electric when they came to dialogue with us that tariff increment should not be their priority now.

“They should make supply regular and change our bad transformers within our community; if all these are done, then they can go ahead with the increment.”

Owabumuwa urged the minister to ensure that all houses in the country were metered before introducing any increment in tariff. (NAN)

•Photo shows Fashola.

Source News Express

Posted 15/12/2015 06:14:53 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Fayose takes on Buhari, set for protest

Unpaid salary: Workers give Ekiti Govt. strike notice...

Shagari angry with PDP, denies endorsing any candidate...

WE’VE DISLODGED BOKO HARAM —President Jonathan •Thanks Nigerians...

Kaduna Earth Tremor: Fear of more danger grips...

Okowa gives December deadline for development of industrial...

2019: Delta entertainers endorse Uduaghan for Senate

Akpabio tasks Christians on gifts to God

Obiano partners UNIDO on Entrepreneurial Education

MMM springs a surprise, bounces back a day...

The truth about Soku oil wells and where...

Benue declares Fridays work-free for farming

 

Latest News Herdsmen: Ohanaeze youths declare state of emergency in South-East •Task state governors 3 Nigerians, 4 others arrested for hacking into 2,000 accounts in India Soldier, 2 NSCDC personnel killed in Ogoni by cultists, illegal oil bunkerers Face-off: Bode George should shut up, leave PDP — Jimi Agbaje 6 suspected telecom mast vandals nabbed in Rivers Ikpeazu appoints Transition Chairmen, deputies for Abia councils NYSC to communicate payment of new N30,000 allowance to corps members Leadership failure Nigeria’s biggest problem — Obi Police begin investigation of abduction, attack in Enugu 20 per cent of teachers in Bauchi State payroll are ghost workers — Gov Project cost: FG to stop outsourcing foreign professionals Appeal Court upholds Ihedioha’s election as Imo Governor

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,246 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,376 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,147 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (311,789 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,098 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (243,918 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,851 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,764 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,451 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,345 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,443 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,784 views)

 

NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,308) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (378) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,592) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,416) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,023) Religion (1,022) Sports (2,043) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera