Improve power supply before increasing tariff - Nigerians tell electricity companies
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Improve power supply before increasing tariff - Nigerians tell electricity companies

- Nigerians are making demands from power companies ahead of the proposed hike in electricity tariff in the country

- Some of the respondents said they want improvement in power supply to their homes while others kicked against estimated billings

- The respondents also demanded the installation of prepaid metres across the country

Nigerians are asking electricity companies operating in the country to ensure they improve power supply before going ahead with their planned hike in tariff.

In a survey carried out by Legit.ng and reported on Wednesday, January 8, many of the respondents were not averse to increase in tariff, but they insisted that they must see what they are paying almost double for.

In one of the survey questions asked on Facebook, 71% of the respondents said they want an increase in power stability while 29% demanded an end to estimated billing system being operated by the various Power Holding Companies of Nigeria (PHCN).

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A respondent, who gave his name as DDx Kelechi, also commented: "Steady power supply should be number one. The issue of prepaid metre or estimated charge is a corruption case which the government will stop when they realise that (the) interest of her citizens should be number one."

On his part, another respondent that goes by the name: Ebony Celestine, asked the power companies to ensure a proper installation of prepaid metres to all houses as consumers are already paying too high.

"Let them bring prepaid metres. We are already paying too much electricity bill," he said.

Asked the same question on Twitter, 62.6% of the respondents demanded stability in the power sector, 20.5% kicked against estimated billing 5.8% said they do not care.

Notably, in the survey, 11.2% said they were just tired of the situation.

Following the complaints by Nigerians to the report of a planned hike in tariff, Legit.ng reported that the federal government recently reacted saying there was no immediate proposal to that effect.

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Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said it has not approved any increase in tariff for consumers.

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos also recently barred NERC from increasing tariff on the consumption of electricity.

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Source: Legit

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