The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has stated that the electricity hike would not affect those with less than 12 hours of power supply daily.
While in a meeting with customers on the new tariff regime, the NERC Commissioner, Legal Licensing and Compliance, Mr Dafe Akpeneye, made this disclosure.
”Anyone who is enjoying less than 12 hours of electricity must not have their tariffs increased.
“Customers who receive electricity service below the band they have been assigned can have the DisCos move them to the actual band of electricity service they receive.
“Unhappy? Contest the band classification you have been assigned.”
Mr Akpeneye also noted that in order to protect unmetered customers from exploitation by the Electricity Distribution Companies and the NERC came up with “Parity with Neighbours”.
“This is the principle we are applying with unmetered customers. It basically means as an unmetered customer, you cannot be charged more than your metered neighbour,” he added.