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The Federal Government has agreed to provide a tariff relief of N10.20 per kilowatt of electricity for Nigerians for the next three months and also massively distribute free meters to electricity consumers.
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The Federal Government has agreed to provide a tariff relief of N10.20 per kilowatt of electricity for Nigerians for the next three months and also massively distribute free meters to electricity consumers.

This was one of the resolutions of the technical committee set up by government to negoation a way out of the logjam in the increment of electricity tariff which led to organised labour’s plan to embark on strike that was later suspended.

The committee comprised representatives of the government and the two labour centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC.

Resing from the meeting late Sunday night, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, announced this in a communique posted on his twitter handle, following the expiration of the two-week suspension of the increased electricity tariff, that the Federal Government would use VAT proceeds to temporarily subsidize tariffs while the Adhoc committee will work for two more months to resolve other issues regarding tariff adjustments.

Keyamo said: “Other immediate reliefs include the provision of six million free meters to Nigerians, salary protection for electricity workers, a mandatory refund for any over billing during system transition by DISCOs, monthly publication by the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, of allowed billing of unmetered customers, etc.”

He added that the ad hoc committee set up by the Federal Government and organised labour last month agreed to adopt a two-phase approach to proffer solutions to resolve issues in the sector on a medium-term basis.

Electricity Tariff: FG Agrees To Provide Relief Of N10.20k/kW For Three  Months - Aproko247 Magazine

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