Femi Adesina who is President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide on media and publicity, Femi Adesina explained to Nigerians why Presidency can’t intervene in the recent much talked about increase in electricity charges by the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
He further said, the decision to increase electricity tariff is within the purview of the Ministry of Power and NERC and President Buhari can only be consulted as last resort. Femi Adesina appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Monday January 6, added that it is too early for President Buhari to wade into the matter.
“The matter is strictly not within the purview of the President but the ministry of power and National Electricity Regulatory Commission.
“Besides, the ministry had already explained that any adjustments to the tariff will only take effect from April. So, let’s leave it at that for now.
“It’s rather too early to ask the president to wade in at this time. He should only be consulted as a final resort.
“The federal government will ensure the interests of the public are protected regardless of any new policy implemented.”