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Senate Rejects Electricity Tariff Hike, Subsidy Removal

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday voted against the plans by the Ministry of Power to increase electricity tariff.

The Senate also rejected plans to remove subsidy from electricity given the present hardship in the country.

This follows a resolution of the Senate’s consideration and approval of a motion moved by Senator Aminu Abbas (PDP, Adamawa Central) during plenary on the need to retain subsidy on electricity in the country for the foreseeable future.

You recall that the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, had in press conference disclosed that Nigeria was not likely to sustain the current electricity subsidy due to level of indebtedness of the county’s power sector.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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