There is an indication that the increase in electricity tariff in the country may be reviewed soon so as to reduce the present high electricity bills being issued to consumers.
The Manager, Corporate Communications of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), Mr Jonah Iboma, gave the indication while reacting to the resolution of a hotel association to disconnect from the network of PHED because of the high tariff charged members.
Iboma advised the hoteliers against the decision, noting that soon the tariff would be reviewed.
He argued that PHED was not the body that declared the new increased tariff but the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
He advised the hoteliers to consider ways of reducing power consumption by switching off some gadgets when not in use, stressing that the inability of consumers to control or reduce the rate of consumption was responsible for the high bills recorded in their system.
It would be recalled that NERC declared a new electricity tariff in the country which sparked a nationwide protest.
Nigerians who considered the increased tariff as another form of exploitation, wondered why instead of considering ways of improving the epileptic electricity situation, consumers were forced to pay more for services that were not commensurate with bills charged.