Senate urges FG to subsidise electricity for NigeriansNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


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The Senate on Tuesday asked the Federal Government to subsidise electricity for Nigerians in a bid to alleviate the proposed hike in electricity tariff which had been deferred to next year.

Chairman Senate Committee on Power, Sen. Gabriel Suswam made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja.

NAN reports that the leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariff from July 1.

The representatives of the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) had maintained the same ground that they would support the suspension of the planned hike only if the government would bear the differences in the present tariff and what was considered as the appropriate tariff.

Addressing newsmen, Suswam said “Nowhere in the world that power is not subsidised especially in developing economies because there are genuine people, who, because of their income, are unable to pay what is called a…

Source: Guardian Newspaper