Court to Decide on Electricity Tariff Hike

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Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed Friday, July 8, 2016 to deliver final judgment in a suit opposing the Federal Government’s bid to increase electricity tariff.

Justice Mohammed Idris had since May 28, 2015 restrained NERC from giving effect to the proposed hike pending the determination of the suit.

A Lagos-based lawyer, Toluwani Adebiyi, instituted the action in May last year following the announcement of the proposed hike  by the then Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi.

Adebiyi is praying the court to stop any hike in electricity tariff until there has been a meaningful and significant improvement in power supply to at least 18 hours in a day in most Nigerian communities.

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