Reps summon NERC, Discos over poor power supply
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 11, 2015
The House of Representatives on Thursday expressed serious doubts over whether Nigerians were getting value for the privatization of the power sector. An ad hoc committee of the House said in Abuja that a situation where Nigerians were sent “crazy bills” by electricity distribution companies every month for the power they did not consume is unacceptable.
In the face of the high tariff, it observed that distribution companies had recently given notice of a plan to raise tariff again. The committee, which is headed by Mr. Benjamin Benson, has summoned the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, all the Discos and the Bureau of Public Enterprises to explain why Nigerians were not getting electricity supply commensurate to the bills they pay.