Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

FCT residents thumbs down new electricity tariff

As power supply drops to an all-time low of 1,580 megawatts, and as Nigerians struggle to cope with heat, amid fuel scarcity and economic crunch, a moral burden is being laid on distribution companies to justify the arbitrary increase on electricity tariffs. Although the action has since drawn condemnation from the public and subsequent Senate order to reverse it, Abuja residents, who spoke to William ABAH and Grace SUNDAY, say DISCOS are determinedly enforcing the new tariff, describing the new billing regime as a big fraud. Excerpts:

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