Illegal Billing: Reps to Probe DISCOs

To check the trend of high electricity tariffs by electricity distribution companies, the House of Representatives has mandated its committee on power to investigate the allegations of over-billing by Nigerians.

The committee is to investigate the allegations of overbilling, illegal tariff increase and non-compliance to the directives of the Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

The decision to investigate the DISCOs followed the adoption of a motion moved by Bello Shamsudeen from Kano.

Shamsudeen said the NERC ordered that refunds be made to overbilled customers of Electricity Distribution Companies through energy credit of excess charges to the affected individuals and businesses.

He stated that some DISCOs are not complying with the directives of NERC.

Shamsudeen said some DISCOs are violating regulation 9(7) of NERC meter reading, billing, cash collection and credit management for electricity suppliers regulation 2007

DAILY POST had reported the fraud perpetrated by Abuja Electricity Campany recently.

The committee was mandated by the House to revert to the House within three weeks


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