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Irregular power supply: Ex-MAN chairman urges NERC to penalise discos

Dr Wale Adegbite, former Chairman, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ogun Chapter, has advised the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to penalise discos across the country for failing to fulfill their contractual obligations.

Adegbite gave this advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ota, Ogun.

He spoke in reaction to the upward review of the electricity tariff by Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) for Band A, from N206.80/kWh to N209.50/kWh.

The ex-MAN chairman said that the increase was marginal, but the issue was the availability of stable electricity for those on Band A.

“Many customers are not getting electricity for the number of hours the electricity distribution companies have contracted to provide.

“So, NERC needs to penalise discos for not fulfilling their contractual obligations,” he said.

Adegbite stressed that imposing stiffer punishment on these discos would ensure sanity and a more stable electricity supply for consumers.

NAN recalls that the Acting Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Francis Agoha, stated on Wednesday that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had approved tariff increase from N206.80/kWh to N209.50/kwh for users in the category. (NAN

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