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Nigeria Attains Full Membership of ERRA

Press Release – 12.05.16

...Akah elected as member of 7-man Presidium

Nigerian membership of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) was on Monday upgraded from associate status to full membership at the ongoing General Assembly of the international organisation holding in Warsaw, Poland.


The acting Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Dr. Anthony Akah, mni, was at the international forum elected member of a seven-man presidium of the body of independent regulatory bodies from Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the United States.

Other members of the presidium include the Amer Saif Al Hinai of Oman; Rolands Irklis of Latvia; Maria Manicuta of Romania; Attila Nyikos of Hungary; Matt Ots of Estonia and Mustafa Yilmaz of Turkey.

Nigeria’s membership of ERRA has been beneficial in terms of exchange of experience with other regulatory agencies and trainings, internship and knowledge sharing among member states.

The body has on number of occasions conducted trainings and seminars within and outside the country for staff of the Commission in areas of managing emerging privatised electricity market, tariff setting, incentive regulation and benchmarking among others.

Countries that gained upgraded status along with Nigeria are Cameroon; Oman, Pakistan; Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

The new status attained by Nigeria and the election of Akah as a member of the seven-man presidium is expected to attract more benefits to the country. The presidium of ERRA is elected for a two year term.


Michael Faloseyi – Head, Media Unit