Reps summon minister over proposed electricity tariff increase

Date: 23-05-2012 8:41 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Rilwan Hayeenday Akintunde
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House of Representatives on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the Federal Government’s plan to hike electricity tariff effective June 1.

It invited the Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, and the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission to appear before its Committee on Power within one week to explain the rationale for the hike.

The resolution followed a motion by a lawmaker from Lagos State, Mr. Yacoob Balogun, who drew the attention of the House to the tariff hike under matters of urgent public importance.

The Action Congress of Nigeria legislator observed that it would be unfair to Nigerians to ask them to pay more for electricity they did not enjoy.



He argued that the Power Holding Company of Nigeria had continued to send bills to Nigerians even when it was aware that power supply in the country was erratic.

Balogun also said PHCN had reportedly frustrated the distribution of pre-paid metres to Nigerians in its bid to continue charging for power that was not consumed, through analogue methods.

He added, “Power generation and distribution have been very erratic and efforts to put things right have failed in the past.

“Despite the declaration of emergency in the sector, regular power supply remains a mirage to Nigerians.

“Increasing electricity tariffs as have proposed is to make Nigerians pay more for a service they do not enjoy and further subject them to additional hardship.”

Balogun had initially sought for the suspension of the planned tariff regime but the Speaker, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, intervened to guide the House.

Tambuwal suggested that rather than call for the suspension of the tariff regime, the House should first invite Nnaji and NERC to brief the Committee on Power on the reasons for the policy.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the United Action for Democracy, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayeoba, has described the planned removal of fuel subsidy and the increase in electricity tariff as “insensitive”.


Posted: at 23-05-2012 08:41 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
- mickky21 at 23-05-2012 09:15 PM (12 years ago)
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Our govt self no de shame, light no dey na 2 de increase tariff. Fuel own no do them na light own dey don enter. they wan make we run commot 4 them frm this country? Nawaa  Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 23-05-2012 09:15 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mickky21 at 23-05-2012 09:18 PM (12 years ago)
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reps, na so so talk talk. I never see action 4 una body......we don tire 4 talk talk
Posted: at 23-05-2012 09:18 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osamabinladin at 23-05-2012 09:38 PM (12 years ago)
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Well, i hope something good comes out of it. Which way naija ?
Posted: at 23-05-2012 09:38 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Solidstonez at 23-05-2012 10:24 PM (12 years ago)
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“Increasing electricity tariffs as have proposed is to make Nigerians pay more for a service they do not enjoy and further subject them to additional hardship.

Can you imagine..............

Posted: at 23-05-2012 10:24 PM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- amcq2001 at 23-05-2012 10:50 PM (12 years ago)
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Do people really enjoy electricity and productivity? The Nigerian govt should be apologizing to the people for their failure. Bad govt lead to bad management stop the tariff increase!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 23-05-2012 10:50 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- denmal at 23-05-2012 11:20 PM (12 years ago)
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All na trash
Posted: at 23-05-2012 11:20 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- malvin2525 at 24-05-2012 05:06 AM (12 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 24-05-2012 05:06 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ebonypride at 24-05-2012 06:20 AM (12 years ago)
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give service first and name ur price, no be today we done dey hear am
Posted: at 24-05-2012 06:20 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- princewho at 24-05-2012 06:44 AM (12 years ago)
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9ja gov , u see all our neighbored country has already getting steady light , u ppl cannot play how do that .if 9ja have steady light today u ppl will see how big companies will come back to 9ja thins will be good 4 future   
Posted: at 24-05-2012 06:44 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- Neglito at 24-05-2012 08:00 AM (12 years ago)
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We need more Baloguns in the house
Posted: at 24-05-2012 08:00 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- felicia26 at 24-05-2012 09:22 AM (12 years ago)
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Bad govt.
Posted: at 24-05-2012 09:22 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osupia at 24-05-2012 09:58 AM (12 years ago)
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indeed
Posted: at 24-05-2012 09:58 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Esewill at 24-05-2012 10:06 AM (12 years ago)
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PHCN AND HER STAFFS ARE FEEDING ON NIGERIANS BLOOD. NEARLY EVERY PHCN STAFF ARE HAVING HOUSES AND CARS WITHOUT DOING THE SERVICES THEY EXPLORE THE MASSES TO ENRICH THEMSELVES. THEY KNEW THAT IF PRE-PAID METRES ARE GIVING TO NIGERIANS, THEY CANNOT PAY THEIR SALARY TALKLESS OF BUYING A CAR. THERE WILL BE NO MORE CARRY OF LANDER TO EXPLORE US. wITHOUT LIGHT AND AT THE END OF THE MONTH SHE GIVE US ESTIMATED BILLS OF ABOUT N10,000.00 EVERY MONTH. IN SHORT NIGERIANS ARE IN BONDAGE UNDER PHCN. HOW CAN THIS BONDAGE BE BROKEN, THE GOVT. HAD PROMISE TO TRANSFER ELECTRICITY GENERATION TO THE PRIVATE AND SOME CORRUPT PEOPLE IN PHCN ARE FIGHTING AGAINST THE IDEA.

THE MASSES NEED TO GO ON STRIKE BECAUSE OF PHCH OPPRESSION.
Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:06 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- verah at 24-05-2012 10:16 AM (12 years ago)
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it nt lik we r even enjoyin d electricity so wat all this gagoons about?   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes some people for this we naija sef

Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:16 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Omorosetripple3 at 24-05-2012 10:25 AM (12 years ago)
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Aj ths politcians are the problms in the coutry. Thy dont thk be4 implent in things into law at all. nigeria need the white 2 rule nt black we are tired of ths county. Let if change wil came. 
Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:25 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- hardey17 at 24-05-2012 10:27 AM (12 years ago)
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They are only doing this bcos it is still govt owned. D same govt dat is blaming and busy fining d ntwk operators for not living up to standard. What if d services of d operators are worse than this and for them to now increase their tariff, what will people say? These people in govt are so insensitive,selfish, stupid, lacking
in ideas and wicked.
Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:27 AM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- ozobig at 24-05-2012 10:56 AM (12 years ago)
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Quote from: Esewill on 24-05-2012 10:06 AM
PHCN AND HER STAFFS ARE FEEDING ON NIGERIANS BLOOD. NEARLY EVERY PHCN STAFF ARE HAVING HOUSES AND CARS WITHOUT DOING THE SERVICES THEY EXPLORE THE MASSES TO ENRICH THEMSELVES. THEY KNEW THAT IF PRE-PAID METRES ARE GIVING TO NIGERIANS, THEY CANNOT PAY THEIR SALARY TALKLESS OF BUYING A CAR. THERE WILL BE NO MORE CARRY OF LANDER TO EXPLORE US. wITHOUT LIGHT AND AT THE END OF THE MONTH SHE GIVE US ESTIMATED BILLS OF ABOUT N10,000.00 EVERY MONTH. IN SHORT NIGERIANS ARE IN BONDAGE UNDER PHCN. HOW CAN THIS BONDAGE BE BROKEN, THE GOVT. HAD PROMISE TO TRANSFER ELECTRICITY GENERATION TO THE PRIVATE AND SOME CORRUPT PEOPLE IN PHCN ARE FIGHTING AGAINST THE IDEA.

THE MASSES NEED TO GO ON STRIKE BECAUSE OF PHCH OPPRESSION.

I REALLY REALLY SUPPORT THIS GUY IM IN 100% LET ALL THE NATION GO ON STRIKE AND DEMAND 24 HOURS  POWER SUPPLY FROM THE PRESIDENT OR HE GO DOWN THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR NIGERIANS TO TAKE ANY MORE  IM IN SHEAR THIS IF YOUR IN

Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:56 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Idbabe at 24-05-2012 11:51 AM (12 years ago)
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The light sef we noh dey see.  God u dey ooo
Posted: at 24-05-2012 11:51 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- redrozino at 24-05-2012 01:54 PM (12 years ago)
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Not only to summon them, what is d solution to all power wahala?
Posted: at 24-05-2012 01:54 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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