Jonathan Orders Electricity Commission To Slash Tariff A Week To Elections

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the National Electricity Commission, NEC, to slash electricity tariff with immediately effect.

The Minister of power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo disclosed this, Tuesday, while fielding questions on CNBC cable network on the programme, Power Lunch West Africa.

The Minister said the President expressed discomfort on hearing the news about the suffering Nigerians are passing through with the new electricity tariff and directed the regulator, NEC to ensure that the service charges are reduced without delay, irrespective of the reasons for the increase.

‘‘The President was not comfortable with the astronomical increase in electricity tariff and advised NEC to reduce that with immediate effect and that is being done.’’

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