The Dilemma of Electricity Pricing and Cost Recovery in Nigeria: Repositioning the Law to Balance the Interests of Investors and Consumers

Uzezi Okpondhu*, Peter Kayode Oniemola, Eddy Lenusira Wifa

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The Nigerian electricity sector has been privatised and is transitioning in a competitive market. The law requires that tariffs should be cost reflective, attractive to investors and affordable to consumers. The challenges of balancing the interests of investors and those of consumers have been a bane to the development of a competitive electricity market. The progress made in the African countries of Tanzania and Kenya is commendable. This article analyses the conflicting interests, and offers solutions on how the law could be employed to balance the interests of investors and consumers in the Nigerian electricity market.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-137
Number of pages23
JournalAfrica Nazarene University Law Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019



  • consumers
  • cost recovery
  • electricity sector
  • licence
  • MYTO and Tariff

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