FG, Distribution Companies Asked To Rescind Hike In Electricity Tariff 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Federal Government and Electricity Distribution Companies, DisCos, have been urged to rescind their planned decision to implement new tarriff policy throughout the country.

The call is coming after Federal Government, the labour and DisCos, agreed to delay the take off of new tarriff shich has since elapsed .

Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), which made the call said increasing tariff immediately after  the COVID-19  pandemic and #EndSARS protest when virtually the citizens are economically down amount to subjecting the people to more excruciating hardship.

“It will amount to multiple murder of the citizens.They should rescind  the  decision”, said Dede Uzor A Uzor, chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of HURIDE.

The group however lauded the distribution  companies especially the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC)  for improved  power supply in recent time.

They asked the distribution companies to continue to improve their capacities so as to serve Nigerians effectively as this, they said,  would trigger off  the growth of the economy of South East,South South in particular and Nigeria in general with small and medium scale industries  boasting their production.

“We also urge the distribution companies to provide necessary  equipment and carry out relevant repairs  to sustain and continously improve power supply in every part of South East and Nigeria in general. Create customer  care that is friendly.

They should continue to upgrade their services and quick response to customers’ complaints” especially when their supplying facilities like transformers  and other sensitive materials were down, the group said.

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