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Lawmaker rejects proposed hike in electricity tariff

27 October 2015, 07:51

Kaduna - Senator Shehu Sani (APC Kaduna Central) on Monday said that the proposed increase of tariff by electricity distribution companies will be rejected by Nigerians.

The Senator made the remark when he donated a 300 KV transformer to Haying Dan Mani community in Kaduna metropolis.

The Senator who was represented by his Senior Special Adviser on Political and Idealogy matters, Sulaiman Ahmad said that the increase will lead to untold hardship on the people.

He added that the issue of fixed charges must also be addressed.

"The companies need to consolidate on improved power supply, strengthen existing structures before thinking of increasing the tariff.

"We must have enough transformers, cables and meters, and enough supply of electricity before we could welcome any increment.

Also read: Court stops NERC from increasing electricity tariff

"If you consume light you must pay, but in a situation one may be asked to pay when he did not have light for one, two months is abnormal.

"I dont know the rational for charging a domestic home what they did not use because of fixed charges."

He assured that he would look at the possibility of legislating on this matter.

Sani also pledged his commitment to the well being of his people.

Also speaking, the District Head of Hayin Dan Mani, Alhaji Abba Abdullahi said that the area had no light for four months because of faulty transformer.

Abdullahi who expressed gratitude for the gesture, said the community had complained to Sani about the situation and within one week, replaced the faulty transformer.



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