The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said the Nigerian government will sanction electricity distribution companies, DisCos, that fail to supply 20 hours of electricity to customers in the Band A category.
Adelabu disclosed this on Tuesday via X.

He said the recent tariff hike is targeted only at electricity consumers under the Band A category, getting at least 20 hours of power supply.

Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, last Tuesday increased the electricity tariffs of customers under the Band A category to N225 per kilowatt-hour from N66/kWh.

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The hike has caused uproar among Nigerians since its announcement.

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Identifying some of the provisions under the tariff adjustment reform, Adelabu noted:

“Federal Government to save N1.5 trillion with tariff adjustment.

“Federal Government still subsidizing Bands below A.

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“Pricing changes will help increase liquidity to the NESI.

“DisCos will be sanctioned for supplying less than 20 hours of electricity to Band A customers”.

He, however, did not state the nature of the sanction.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Society of Engineers tasked NERC to impose strict sanctions on Discos that fail to supply Band A customers 20 hours of power.