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Tariff Increase: Saraki Assures Electricity Consumers of NASS Support

Tariff Increase: Saraki Assures Electricity Consumers of NASS Support

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday pledged that the National Assembly would act to ensure that the electricity tariff hike is resolved in the interest of the people. Addressing the rally comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other electricity consumers who besieged the


National Assembly May Stop New Electricity Tariffs

Less than one month to the implementation of the new electricity tariffs, the National Assembly may stop the exercise. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) secured government’s approval. Spokesmen of the two chambers of the federal legislature who spoke to Daily Sun, are unhappy with NERC, following the flagrant disobedience of a motion passed by


Extend Probe to Power Sector – NLC Tells Buhari

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately begin probe of the power sector. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba in a chat with newsmen yesterday said that the privatization of the power sector was done secretly, adding that with over $40 billion dollars spent in the sector, the country was still in


Senate passes Electricity Management Bill

The Senate at its plenary on Thursday passed the Nigeria Electricity Management Service Authority Bill 2015. When assented to by the President, the Act is expected to carry out the functions of enforcement of technical standards and regulations, inspection, testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations, electricity meters and instruments to ensure efficient production


WorldStage National Electricity Power Conference 2014 to Address Post-Privatization Challenges

With about 30 million households in Nigeria still without access to electricity at the dawn of a new era in Nigeria’s liberalized electricity power sector, the 4th WorldStage National Electricity Power Conference 2014 is sets to address the challenges of post-privatization. According to the organizers, the conference, which will hold at the Lagoon Restaurant, Ozumba


Kwara Earmarks N600m for Power Projects

KWARA State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed says about N600 million has been earmarked as part of his government’s strategic effort to boost power generation in the state. Ahmed who dropped this hint while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s First Stakeholders meeting held at the party’s secretariat in Ilorin, said this

Electricity Commission Gets Senate Backing to Implement Privatization Law

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has received the backing of the National Assembly to implement the laws spelt out in the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, the commission said. Members of the Senate Committee on Privatization led by their Chairman, Olugbenga Obadara, pledged the support in Abuja during a visit to the Chairman/Chief Executive

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