Tariff hike is to facilitate regular power supply – SSA to President Buhari
The Federal Government says the recent increment in electricity
tariff is for the regular supply and the benefits of electricity
consumers across the country.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Mr Ajuri
Ngelale, who stated this while speaking with Gold FM in Ilesa, also
expressed the hope that the upward review of the tariffs would address
the challenge of estimated billing.
The senior special assistant to President Muhammad Buhari explained
further that the energy consumption by the closest neighbour would be
used to calculate the consumption of unmetered customers.
On the new pump price of fuel which generated negative reaction from
Nigerians, Mr Ngelale noted that the current pump price in the country
was the lowest in Africa.
Mr Ngelale said that the Federal Government was in collaboration
with the states to ensure a good transportation system that would
cushion the effects of the new price of fuel.