Estimated Billing: Reps move to stop DisCos from extortive practice

The House of Representatives has urged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to compel the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to discontinue the extortive practice of estimated/arbitrary billing with immediate effect.

The House also urged NERC to sanction the DisCos for their poor supply of power to consumers and devise means of working out compensation packages for individuals, communities private, and public entities for the investment in the distribution network.

This is just as the House further charged its Committee on Power (when constituted) to interface with NERC and DisCos to address all issues making effective distribution of power difficult in the country.

This followed the adoption of a motion by Afuape Moruf, a member representing Abeokuta South Federal Constituency of Ogun State, calling on the regulator to address challenges faced by electricity consumers.

Moruf, in his motion, argued that the 11 DisCos across the country have continued to render abysmal poor services to consumers, contrary to the Electricity Act, 2023.

He described as worrisome the fact that consumers pay for their meters, cables, and transformers, yet they are disconnected at will by DisCos.

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