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A cross section of electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja has rejected the proposed increase of electricity tariff.

The consumers made their stand known during a public hearing on the application made by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC for electricity tariff review.

The public hearing had the theme: “Investment Toward Improvement of Power Supply and Quality Service in the Nigerian Electricity supply industry’’.

Okpe Sunday, the Executive Secretary, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria MAN, said that considering tariff increase at this point would be a disservice to citizens.

On his part, the National Secretary, Nigeria Electricity Consumers Advocacy Network NECAN, Uket Obonga, said that NERC could not be talking of tariff increase without knowing the number of people connected to electricity supply.

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