DisCos: Why NASS suspended tariff increase

John Ofikhenua, Abuja

The call for the suspension of the proposed service reflective tariff was initiated by the National Assembly on Monday due to their concerns on its timing and what they saw as lapses in the internal workability of the plan within the sector.

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) made this clarification in a statement by its Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Barr. Sunday Oduntan in response to a news story published by a national daily that wrongly claimed the DisCos lobbied for the postponement.

“I am sure that right now, several attempts at justifying this conspiracy theory are being cooked up but what the journalist that wrote the story is actually insinuating is that the leadership of the National Assembly can easily be manipulated by anyone or group of people.

“The members of the National Assembly are representatives of the people. Based on the feedback they have been getting from their constituents mainly around the…

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