Breaking: Court Stops Implementation Of Increased Electricity Tariff

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Federal High Court in Kano has temporarily stopped the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) from implementing a new higher electricity tariff for Band A consumers in DisCo’s franchise area.

NERC’s decision to increase tariffs for Band A consumers received a backlash, especially given the current electricity supply challenges in the country.

Responding to these concerns, Justice A.M. Liman granted the temporary order after a motion brought by A.B. Mahmoud, SAN, on behalf of several companies, including Super Sack Company Limited, BBY Sacks Limited, Mama Sannu Industries Limited, Dala Foods Nigeria Limited, Tofa Textile Limited, and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Limited (MAN).

The court ruling prevents NERC and KEDCO from raising tariffs this month until a hearing is held.

The court order also stops the defendants from threatening to cut off electricity for those who refuse to accept the new tariff.

The House of Representatives has also asked NERC to halt the nationwide rollout of the new electricity tariff.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.