Relieve on Nigerians as Power Sector has been stopped by a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos over 40 per cent increase in electricity tariff.
The order was given by Justice Muslim Sule Hassan, who declared that the proposed tariff hike should be suspended until further notice
According to the action initiated before the court by The Incorporated Trustees of Human Rights Foundation, requesting the court to stop the proposed 40 per cent increase in the electricity tariff stated that: “The implementation of the purported minor review of the Multi-Year Tariff Order will create unquantifiable hardship and damages on the Nigerian electricity consumers.”
“Consumers will be made to pay very high tariff, which has been increased by over 40 per cent across the board of which is currently being billed.”
“It will amount to a great injustice to impose arbitrary electricity tariff on Nigerian electricity consumers. Nigerians will suffer monumental loss as many people will not be able to access power or access the same at very high tariff. I know that Nigerians are entitled to access public amenities like electrical power.” Said the human rights group in an affidavit deposed to by Theodora Ubabunike.