The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, says President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered operators in the power sector to carry out mass metering of unmetered customers nationwide.
The NERC in a tweet on its official Twitter handle declared that it has not approved any increase in electricity tariffs, as has been reported in some quarters.
The commission said the President directed that there should be a nationwide mass-metering programme as this is an effort by the Federal Government to put a stop to estimated and arbitrary billing for electricity.
Buhari also approved a waiver of the import levy on meters so that those that do not have meters can be supplied as early as possible at reasonable costs.
The NERC further stated on tariffs that the general public and all stakeholders in the power sector are by this statement urged to disregard any reports of an arbitrary tariff increase affecting Nigerians.
James Momoh, the Chairman of NERC signed this information as the commission further clarified that tariff reviews going forward would only follow service-based principles.