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Consumers to pay more as new electricity tariff takes off

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has approved an increase in electricity tariff by Distribution Companies in the country from January 1, 2020.

The directive, signed by the NERC Chairman Prof. James Momoh and Secretary Mr. Dafe Akpedeye, was published on NERC website on Saturday. The implementation will however commence from April this year.

According to the publication, for the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) residential customers R3 that were paying N27.20 per unit are to now pay N47.09.

NERC said the customers are now to pay N19.89 more per unit.

The commercial customers C3 that paid N27.20 per unit in 2015, when the tariff was last adjusted and implemented are now to pay N47.09 in 2020.

The commission said that for the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company’s customers, the R3 category that were formerly paying N26.50 per unit is to now pay N36.92 per unit.

The customers are, therefore, to pay additional N10.02 per unit, representing 368.49 per cent increase.

The commercial customers C3 that paid N24.63 per unit in 2015 are to now pay N38.14 per unit.

The customers are to pay additional N13.51 per unit.

The industrial customers of the IKEDC D3 that paid N25.82 per unit are now to pay N35.85 per unit.

The difference is now the additional 10.03 per unit.

NERC said that Enugu Electricity Distribution Company residential (R3) customers that were paying N27.11 per unit in 2015 are to now pay N48.12 per unit.

The customers are to pay additional N21.01 per unit.

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