NERC Did Not Direct De-Commissioning Of Metres By DisCos
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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC says it has not directed the de-commissioning of metres by the Electricity Distribution Companies of Nigeria, DisCos.

NERC’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Usman Abba-Arabi, who made this known in a statement in Abuja, said the commission did not also direct payment of outstanding bills as a pre-condition for acquiring meters under the Meter Assessment Programme, MAP.

He noted that the attention of NERC has been drawn to the on-going practice of some DisCos forcing customers to invest in the replacement of distribution infrastructure.

The General Manager said customers are requested to report any DisCo that has engaged in the practice of forcing customers to supply materials or installation as a pre-condition for providing or restoring electricity supply.