Court stops NERC from implementing tariff hike for Band A customers

A federal high court in Kano has granted an interim order restraining the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) from implementing a hike in electricity tariff for Band A customers in the state.

The court directed Kano Electricity Distribution Plc to discontinue the implementation of tariff increased from N76.54/Kwh to N225/Kwh.

Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, who granted the order also directed NERC and KEDCO to stop taking any step, pending hearing and determination of a motion on notice filed by the applicants.

NERC and KEDCO were also restrained from intimidating or threatening to disconnect the applicants from electricity supply for non-acceptance of the April 2024 supplementary order pending hearing in the substantive suit.

The court granted the order after hearing counsel for the applicants, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud and Yahaya Isa Abdulkareem, moved the motion experte supported by an affidavit sworn to by one Engineer Aliyu Jibrin Abdullahi.

The applicants in the matter are Supper Sack Limited, BBY Sack Limited, Mama Sannu Industries Limited, Dala Food Nigeria Limited, Tofa Textile and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Co limited by guarantee.

The court ordered that the Interim injunction be published and fixed May 16 for hearing on the motion on notice.

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