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NERC to sanction electricity companies over 'crazy bills'

14 April 2014, 16:09

Lagos - The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is set to enforce a law that mandates payment of fine by any electricity distribution company (Disco) that imposes outrageous bills on consumers in violation of the agency’s guidelines on estimated billings.

The move is to stem the tide of growing public discontent against what they call “crazy bills, reports ThisDay.

Sam Amadi, Chairman of NERC, said the agency would initiate sanctions against any distribution company that resorts to the indiscriminate allocation of outrageous estimated bills to its consumers, instead of reading their meters to determine their actual monthly consumption.

He said the agency would send monitors around the 11 distribution companies across the country to monitor compliance with the agency’s guidelines on estimated billings.
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