The Speaker of the House of Representative, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has asked the Federal Government to waive electricity tariffs for two months.

Speaking during a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Executive on Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila emphasised the need for an all-inclusive relief package for Nigerians arising from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

He noted that the most effective means of alleviating the financial burden of the stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the virus is for the Federal Government to give a 100 per cent waiver on the electricity consumed by every household in the country.

Members of the executive include the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of State on Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emiefiele; the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari and others on the update of the COVID-19 interventions.