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Togo, Niger, Benin owe Nigeria N32.04 billion for electricity supplied in 2019

Togo, Niger, and Benin Republic did not pay their N32.04 billion bills for the electricity Nigeria supplied to them in 2019, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said. According to data from the NERC, the three countries received a total invoice of N32.04 billion for the electricity supplied to them in 2019. The commission had earlier said the trio owe Nigeria N29.97 billion. Through its electricity transmission company, Nigeria supplies power to these countries, which are classified as international customers in the Nigerian power sector. Niger’s power firm, Societe Nigerienne…

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Buhari govt committing ‘electricity terrorism” on tariff hike – HURIWA calls for action

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has accused the Federal Government and the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, of committing what it called “electricity terrorism.” HURIWA, a prominent civil rights advocacy group made the remark while urging Nigerians to publicly protest the proposed hike in the electricity tariffs as proposed by NERC to commence on April 1st 2020. It accused NERC of conniving with shylock and corrupt private sector operators in the electricity industry to inflict unquantifiable agony and pains on Nigerians who are at the receiving end…

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