Nigerians without prepaid meters should stop paying electricity bills - FG

Monday, 12 June 2017

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Electricity consumers ​not provided with prepaid meters ​as at​ March 1 have been told to stop paying electricity bills

- This is the directive from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

- The Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have however fired back saying the rule is not applicable to all Nigerians The NERC has ​declared that electricity consumers ​that were ​not provided with prepaid meters ​as at​ March 1 should stop paying electricity bills presented by DISCOs on the basis of estimated billing methodology.

The commission also ordered the DISCOs not to disconnect any such customer that refuses to pay the bills and further advised such customers to report to the commission if disconnected.

The NERC said​ the new directive is in line with its mandate of protecting the rights of customers. checks reveal that the NERC had in June 2016 directed DISCOs to conclude metering of all customers before November 30, 2016, a deadline the DISCOs failed to meet.

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