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Electricity Tariff : Senate Suspends Action On Committee Report

Electricity Tariff : Senate Suspends Action On Committee Report

The Nigerian Senate, at a Thursday plenary session, suspended further consideration of the report of its committee that investigates planned hike in electricity tariff.

This resolution followed divergent views from the debate on the report of the Senate committee on power over the need to halt the proposed increase by distribution companies, these led to the resolve of the lawmakers to stop any deliberation on the report because the matter was now before the courts and therefore subjudice.

GALAXY TV reports that the suspension of the report of the committee came after Chairman Rules and Business Senator Titus Tartenger drew the attention of the Senate to Order 52 of its standing rules, saying that the order restrains lawmakers from entertaining any matter before a court of law and supported by Senator Jimoh Ibrahim.

Although some lawmakers have divergent opinions on the subject matter to suspend further deliberations on the committee report but were overruled by Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin who presided over Thursday's plenary session.
The case is before a Federal High court in Kano, as Senate further deliberations on the same subject matter could make it prejudice.

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