The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC has backtracked it’s previous announcement to hike its tariff on 1st July, 2023, on Monday, 26th June, 2023.

The management, in a public announcement to its customers, urged the customers to ignore its previous announcement of an upward tariff review.

AEDC noted that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC was yet to approve such an increase for the company.

It said:
Please disregard the communication circulating in the media regarding the review of electricity tariffs. Be informed that no approval for such an increment has been received. We regret any inconvenience”.

AEDC also said, “For customers within bands B and C, with supply hours ranging from 12 to 16 per day, the new base tariff is expected to be N100 per kWh while Bands A with (20 hours and above) and B (16 to 20 hours) will experience comparatively higher tariffs”.

The company had issued a public service announcement saying it would increase its tariff effective from 1st July 2023, because of the exchange rate that has soared from N451 in 2022 to N750.

Story: Christy Dung