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Nigeria’s Discos push for tariff increase from N31kwh to N80kwh



As power supply crisis in the nation’s energy sector continues to deteriorate, distribution companies (DisCos) are now pushing for N80 per kilowatt-hour  of electricity  in place of the N31.56 kobo earlier planned .

Speaking in Abuja, the Executive Director of Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Barrister Sunday Oduntan, said that the regulators should consider foreign exchange, lending rate and the cost of production of power before fixing tariff.

ANED condemned a situation where electricity consumers are forced to buy transformers and connect light by themselves, a development he attributed to the liquidity crisis in the sector that constrained DisCos attending to customer requisitions at a time.

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