Nigeria moves planned electricity tariff hike to Q1’2021
03 July 2020 | 11:00 am
Nigeria’s planned electricity tariff hike which was earlier scheduled for the first of July has been postponed until the first quarter of 2021. This decision was taken by the leadership of the National Assembly after a meeting with the regulators NERC, and representatives of electricity distributors. George Etomi, Director of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company joins me to discuss this story and more.
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Nigeria’s ministry of power has introduced a new electricity distribution policy, called ‘willing seller, willing buyer’. In a statement, the ministry says under the new policy, electricity would be wheeled directly from generation companies to willing consumers ready to fully settle their bills. Director of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, George Etomi joins CNBC Africa to discuss the implication of this policy.
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