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REA IPP: Asura, Ariaria, Sabon Gari users task service providers on tariff, expansion

Electricity consumers in the markets – Sura (Lagos), Ariaria (Aba) and Sabon Gari (Kano) – have tasked service providers, for better deals, ranging from low tariff to extension of service to all parts of the markets. The three Independent Power Plants, IPPs, were initiated through Energizing Economies Initiative, EEI of the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, to ensure the rapid deployment of off-grid electricity solutions to Micro, Small, Medium Enterprise, MSME’s in economic clusters, including markets, shopping complexes and agricultural/industrial clusters, nationwide. An investigation by Vanguard, over the weekend, showed that the initiative, which started in September 2017, has since become operational, delivering power to users in the three States. However, business owners, who spoke with Vanguard, in different interviews in Ariaria, and Sabon Gari markets, complained of a relatively high tariff and the need to extend supply to all parts of the markets.

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