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Abuja DisCo apologizes for wrongful billing of customers amid electricity tariff hike 

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Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has issued an apology for mistakenly billing customers for Band A tariff rate, who have since been downgraded to Band B. 

The company explained in a circular posted on Thursday that a system glitch was the reason for the billing error.  

Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, increased electricity tariff for electricity consumers categorized under Band a from N65/kWh to N225. 

Meanwhile, the commission stated that the hike in rate will not affect customers under other categories.   

In response, Abuja Disco reportedly increased its tariff for customers who were presumably under the Band A category.  

The company, however, issued an apology stating that the increase in tariff was as a result of system glitch as the customers had already been downgraded to Band B.  

Nairemetrics earlier reported that Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, hiked the electricity rates for customers in the Band A category. 

Musliu Oseni, the Vice Chairman of NERC, made the announcement of the increase electricity rates.  

According to him, consumers will now be charged N225 per kilowatt-hour, a significant rise from the previous N66 rate.