Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Electricity tariffs have been increased for Nigerian consumers.
Officially, the increment is minimal, 20 naira per month on average.
That is a source of concern.
What will be the final verdict on the electricity bill of private users?
Will the additional charge remain 20, more likely multiples of that figure?
A representative of electricity distribution companies affirmed that there ought not to be less than 3,000 naira a month charge for usage of fans, television and a refrigerator.
So, which energy consumers are billed 750 naira to 800 naira a month on fixed charge rates?
Are they citizens who utilise only the electricity bulb in their home?
The main issue on the increase in electricity tariff is:
Why are reductions in tariff limited to corporate users, but an increase is generalised on every consumer of electricity?
It is worth noting that despite improvements in energy supply, the cumulative daily average over 11 weeks of data analysis is below 15 hours of electricity.
Will the progress be sustained into the dry and hot season?