The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has said residential consumers of electricity will not benefit from the 50 per cent reduction in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
In a statement on Sunday, April 12, in Abuja, the company said the clarification was necessary following misconceptions by some of its customers that the reduction by NERC was for all categories of consumers and, therefore, resisting payment of their electricity bills.
According to AEDC, the tariff for customers in the R1 & R2 tariff class was not adjusted in the last tariff adjustment by the NERC, and hence these classes of customers were not included in the new tariff reduction.
The AEDC, quoting the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Sam Amadi,said: “majority of the residential customers in the R2 and R1 categories did not experience the January 1, 2015 increase in tariff. They will not also see any reversal or reduction in tariff as the industrial, commercial and high-end residential consumers, whose tariffs were increased”.
The AEDC further stated the the reduction was manly for commercial and industrial customers alone.