MORE than 48 hours after the Federal Government directed that electricity tariffs be reverted to the old rates, Distribution Companies (DisCos) have not complied.
Their reason is that a directive to that effect had not been received from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
But the NERC said it was working on how to get the DisCos to comply.
“We are just typing the memo to inform the DisCos to stop the new tariffs and revert to the former one. The statement will soon be out,” NERC, chairman James Momoh told The Nation in Abuja yesterday.
Momoh explained that the regulator could not issue the directive immediately the Federal Government reached the agreement on the matter with the labour leadership because the meeting held on a Sunday.
Since the announcement of the new power rates which came into effect September 1, consumers and stakeholders have been chiding the government and the DisCos over the development.