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Government moves against electricity theft

24 July 2014, 19:06

Lagos - The days of people engaging in sharp practices considered to be detrimental to the growth of the recently privatised electricity industry are numbered as the federal government is mulling a law that stipulates stiffer sanctions for perpetrators of energy theft, perpetual bill default and vandalism of electricity equipment.

The new law is aimed at providing a legal framework for the new companies to operate and collect their due revenue without impediment, reports Peoples Daily.

Benjamin Dikki, Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), said the proposed law is currently undergoing scrutiny in the office of the Attorney- General of the Federation.

Read more at Peoples Daily.

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