FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TARRIFS FOR ONE WEEK
Federal Government has again suspended the implementation of the new electricity tariffs for one week. The government had earlier on September 28 postponed the take-off date of the tariffs by two weeks after it held a meeting with organised labour, which was opposed to the hikes in petroleum and electricity prices. The latest decision was taken on Sunday during a meeting between the FG team led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress.
The meeting also produced an agreement to distribute one million meters to bridge the metering gap in the country in the first instance. The distribution is expected to commence this week in furtherance of the Acceleration of National Mass Metering Programme.