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The Minister of State for Power, Abubakar Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s electricity bill is the cheapest in the world.

Yet, be said the country still records the highest number of electricity bill defaulters.

Aliyu said this during an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Power and heads of agencies in the power sector in before the Senate Committee on Power on Thursday.

Addressing the panel, he insisted that the Federal Government’s highly subsidised energy made the bill cheap.

“Cost of electricity in Nigeria is the cheapest across the globe, particularly gas to power, which is highly subsidised,” Aliyu said.

“For example, while cost of electricity in Nigeria is 15 cent per kilowatt , it is 42 cent in Niger Republic, 23 cent in Republic of Benin , 25 cent in Mali , 28 cent in Senegal , 27 cent in Burkina Faso etc.”

He lamented the sabotage being experienced in the power sector by consumers and government agencies, despite the Federal Government’s effort to stabilise power supply.

The Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Engineer Sulyman Abdulaziz, also noted that there is a high rate of defaults on electricity bills by critical government agencies which led to the disconnection of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs), in some parts of the country from the national grid recently.


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