The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) as debunked the rumour that it increased electricity tariff by 50 per cent. Various news outfit had earlier reported that Nigerians will have to pay more for electricity as the commission had increased the tariff. However, in a statement on its official twitter account, NERC’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Micheal Faloseyi, denied this. He said: “On the contrary, the tariff for customers on Service Bands D and E (customers being served less than an average of 12 hours of supply per day for a period of one month) remains frozen and subsidised in line with the policy direction of the Federal Government. Faloseyi said that the commission remains committed to protecting electricity consumers from failure to deliver on committed service levels under the service-based tariff regime.