On Monday, Power distribution companies said that they had not received any directive from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on tariff suspension.
It was reported that the Power companies are confused about the decision of the Federal Government and labour unions as regards the reversal of the hike in electricity tariff.
The Discos senior officials said they were awaiting the NERC to come up with a new tariff plan to be implemented within the two weeks as agreed by the Federal Government and labour unions but till 7pm on Monday, no order had been released by the NERC to Discos.
It was also gathered that the Discos told the regulator that it would take three to four days for them to change their billing/vending platforms and revert to the old tariffs.
One of the senior official said “There is no communication yet from the regulator on that matter and I wonder how that can be implemented because right now, it is causing confusion in the power sector”
It was also confirmed that although there had been prolonged meetings on the matter at the NERC headquarters in Abuja, no order had been sent out to Discos.
An official at the NERC said “The whole thing is a bit complicated now. There have been series of meetings about it since (Monday) morning”
The source added, “But up till this time (7pm) that you are speaking with me, no order has been issued on this matter to power distributors"