New Electricity Tariff: Business Owners Association Takes BEDC To Court




By Osariemen Idiaghe

A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City has adjourned to July 24, 2024 for further hearing on a case
between Business Owners Association, Edo/ Delta states and Benin Electricity Distribution Company, (BEDC) on the recent increase of electricity tariff

In the suit No. FHC/B/CS/43/2024, before Honourable Justice B. O.Quadri said the adjournment was to enable the defendant, BEDC, to file their reply on why it will not be restricted completely from executing the new introduced tariff increase.

Business Owners Association Edo/ Delta states had approached the Federal high court in Benin, seeking that the BEDC be restrained from implementing the new tariff being proposed by the company.

The distribution company is expected to file their reply within the period of adjournment.

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Reacting to the order of the Court, the Chairman of the Business Owners Association Edo/Delta, Mr. Egbe Omoregie appealed to all Nigerians both old and young to join hands in ensuring that the new tariff does not stand.

According to him, the effects that the tariff will create in the society will be so enormous that the people will not be able to bear it

” We ask everyone to join in any way to ensure that the BEDC does not succeed in their evil plan to reap the people off”. He stated.

Also speaking, the Proprietor of BIBI Hotels, Honourable Sunny Iziuwa decried the exorbitant increase and hardship the new tariff will create in the society.

He said the tariff will make the poor poorer, and at the same time deprive business owners from meeting up to their projections of improving their businesses


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