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New electricity tariff regime starts in July, FG tells Senate

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THE Federal Government told the Senate on Tuesday  that the new increment on electricity tariff would take off next month, July.

The government has also said that the central root issue responsible for the epileptic situation in the Power Sector has to do with the clear lack of Central Coordination within the Sector.

Speaking yesterday in Abuja when he appeared before the Senate Investigative Hearing on Power Sector Recovery Plan and the impact of Coronavirus, COVID- 19, Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, Engr. Sale Mamman also attributed the problem in the Sector that massive infrastructural deficit existing within the electricity value chain was responsible for why the Sector has failed to achieve its set goals or objectives.

Engr. Mamman appeared before the Senator Gabriel Suswam, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Benue North East led Committee on Power that is carrying out an investigation, to identify the reasons for efficiency and underperformance in terms of unstable and inadequacy electricity supply in the power sector despite the huge financial interventions by the Federal Government as well as assist President Muhammadu Buhari to achieve his promise to Nigerians of providing them with adequate and stable power supply.

According to the Minister, the power sector is also grappling with the challenge of infrastructural misalignment, market inefficiency/transparency, sector governance/policy coordination, increase energy access and completion of legacy projects, adding: “Note that the teething issues, as well as the legacy issues affecting the power sector, is primarily an issue of infrastructural deficit and lack of coordination in the sector.”

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