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AEDC resumes new tariff increase today

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The Abuja Electricity Distribution, AEDC, says it has effected the revised Service Tariff with effect from November 1.

Recall that the Federal Government had ordered the electricity distribution companies to stand down on their implementation of the new tariff regime, following a pressure from the organized labour unions who intended to embark on a nationwide protest against the increase.

Although there was no official communication as regards the resolution between the government and the union leaders, pundits said that there was no definite action taken to ameliorate the sufferings on the electricity consumers across the country.

Issuing a statement on Sunday in Abuja, the AEDC General Manager, Corporate Communication, Oyebode Fadipe said customers on the pre-paid platform would be the first to experience the revised tariff.

“This is to inform our customers that with effect from Nov.1, AEDC has effected a revised Service Reflective Tariff as approved by the regulatory agency,” he said.

Mr Fadipe said that customers on the pre-paid platform will be the first to experience the revised tariff when they vend as from Sunday, Nov. 1.

“While the revised tariff will reflect in the bills for customers on the postpaid platform when they receive their electricity bills.

“The tariff is divided into five bands and based on hours of supply to the customers.

“While customers on bands D and E have their tariff frozen, those on bands A, B and C will see some level of reduction in their tariff as they vend.

” The AEDC assures its customers that it will, in line with the spirit and letter of the service reflective tariff, ensure that all customers receive quality service,” he said.

He said that the AEDC was also committed to the improvement of service to customers in all its franchise area.

“We, however, appeal to customers to please see this tariff regime as an opportunity for them to join hands with AEDC to speed up the process of improving the quality of service in the Nigerian power sector,” he said.

Mr Fadipe said that the table of the payment for the new tariff would soon be released.

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