House of Representatives to Intervene in Recent Increase in Electricity Tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Deputy Speaker, Benjamin Kalu, has said  that the House of Representatives will intervene in the recent increase in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission upon its resumption on April 23, 2024.

Recall that the development which has culminated in consumers in Band A paying as much as a 300 per cent increment has been widely condemned by opposition parties, prominent citizens, and civil society organisations.

It will also be recalled that a spontaneous outcry greeted the development upon its announcement by the electricity authorities, stimulating fears that it would escalate the economic hardship in the country.

Speaking virtually in an interview with newsmen the lawmaker noted that the parliament would find a way to resolve the issue.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, Levinus Nwabughiogu, quoted Kalu as saying that the parliament would continue to conduct its affairs with the greatest interest of Nigerians in mind.

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