- The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has postponed the tariff hike in electricity
- This was confirmed by the minister of power, Saleh Mamman, on Tuesday, March 31
- Mamman said that this move by the federal government is aimed at helping Nigerians cope with the harsh effect of coronavirus outbreak in the country
To ease the pains of Nigerians as to adhere to rules that ensure social distancing in the country over coronavirus, the federal government has postponed tariff hike in electricity.
This was announced on Tuesday, March 31, by the minister of power, Saleh Mamman, The Nation reports.
The Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) earlier set to commence in April has now been shifted by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
Mamman pointed out that the decision is part of the government’s measure to ensure stable power supply for all Nigerians at this tough time.
He added: “Many of the Distribution Companies have announced that they will take measures to maintain the power supply to citizens in this difficult time. I would like to implore that the DISCOs uphold these commitments.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that various state governors had imposed full or partial lockdown in their states in a bid to contain the spread.
One of the major ways governments and companies all over the world are dealing with the outbreak is by asking our citizens and employees to work from home.
Recently, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, asked servants from Level 1 to 12 to work from home. On Sunday, March 29, President Muhammadu Buhari also announced a full lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja for 14 days, starting from 11 pm on Monday, March 30.
Due to the lockdown, many companies have instructed their staff to work from home. Thus, many homes had been converted to their workspace as people deal with the lockdown order.
As the full lockdown begins in Lagos and other parts of the country, the road had become free for the few people who were allowed to go out to work.
Before the outbreak of the coronavirus, almost all families are restructured in a certain way: kids go to school, parents go to work. Thus, everyone was forced to spend more time with their family members as a result of the lockdown.
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