Nigerians Blast FG Over Prepaid Meters Hike To N109,684
Nigerians have expressed anger over the Federal Government’s decision to raise the price of both single-phase and three-phase electricity meters beginning from November 15, 2021.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission had announced the price hike in a circular dated November 11, 2021.
The circular was addressed to managing directors, all electricity distribution companies and all meter asset providers.
The circular with the reference number NERC/REG/MAP/GEN/751/2, was titled, ‘Review of the unit price of end-use meters under the Meter Asset Provider and National Mass Metering Regulations.’
Prices of the single-phase meter were reviewed upwards from the current cost of N44,896.17 to a revised price of N58,661.69.
The price of a three-phase meter was raised from the current cost of N82,855.19 to a revised rate of N109,684.36.
But reacting to the development, Nigerians on social media platform Facebook believe the price increase will add to the hardship they are confronted with.
Richard Arhebamhen in reaction said, “These people are heartless. Just imagine the difference if the masses had the opportunity of buying it earlier.”
“When failure has come to stay in a Government, citizens are at the receiving end. Sad most Nigerians found themselves in this incompetence of leaders,” said
Idahosa Kindness said, “FG always creates more hardship for Nigerians. What do we enjoy in this country as citizens? Nothing.”
Ann Izuogu said, “This is sad. We need to stage a protest. They are extorting us too much. Estimated billing is too much and capping is very high as well.”
Banjifelix Adetula said, “I’m sure that one day, our God Almighty will deliver us from the so-called wicked government.”
Enahoro Ohiomoba said, “Fuel has gone up to 165/litre, Gas is on the increase daily and electricity is following suit. What have we done to Buhari? Is it by force to rule a country? That is why the Igbos want to go. They are just tired of this President.”