The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and Ikeja Electric (IE) have complied with the directive from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the new Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) for the next two weeks.
The utilities in separate notices said they have fully complied with the Order issued two days ago.
AEDC in a notice to customers issued by its General Manager, Corporate Communication, Mr. Oyebode Fadipe in Abuja on Thursday said has suspended the implementation of the new Service Reflective Tariff.
According to him, “We are delighted to inform you that the AEDC has suspended the Service Reflective Tariff in strict compliance with the NERC Order of 28th September, 2020. Customers who are on the pre-paid meter diet would have noticed this by now.
Modalities for the alignment of the accounts of customers on the pre and post-paid platform in line with the Order and such Orders that may be made is also in progress”, he added.
On its part, Ikeja Electric in a public notice to its customers posted on its official Twitter account on Thursday, said it has also fully complied with the Order.
“Dear Esteemed customers, this is to inform you that we have fully complied with the Order from the NERC to suspend the new Service Reflective Tariff (SRT) for the next two weeks.
“Within this period, the tariffs for all customers shall be based on rates applicable as at Aug. 31.”
NERC had on Tuesday night ordered the 11 electricity distribution companies to suspend the Sept. 1 tariff increment.
The suspension follows the agreement reached between the Federal Government and organized labour on Sunday night that led to the cancellation of nationwide industrial action by workers to protest the increase in electricity tariff and the pump price of petrol.
NERC in an Order directed electricity distribution companies to suspend the tariff increase.
The Order which was signed by NERC Chairman, James Momoh and Commissioner, Legal, Licensing and Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye said “This Order shall take effect from 28h September 2020 and shall cease to effect on the 11th October 2020”.