Kaduna — Kaduna Electric says it has started implementing the old electricity tariff as at August 31, 2020 as ordered by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.
It made this known in a statement issued in Kaduna by the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Abdulazeez Abdullahi.
The reversal to the old tariff regime was sequel to the agreement reached between the Federal Government and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress to suspend the recently approved service based tariff which came into effect on September 1, 2020.
The statement by Kaduna Electric said: “Following the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to Distribution Companies to suspend the new Service Based Tariff and revert to the old tariff as at August 31, 2020, the Management of Kaduna Electric wishes to inform its customers and the general public that it has fully complied with the directive.
“Pre-paid customer who purchase electricity tokens from today will therefore see the value of the old tariff reflected in their tokens while post-paid customers will also see the old tariff reflected on their next bill”.
The company’s spokesman said “we hope the technical committee set up to look into how the service based tariff was arrived at will conclude its assignment on schedule and allow for the new tariff to be implemented”.
He said the new tariff will help enhance service to customers, improve liquidity and drive investments in the sector.