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TARIFF: FCCPC BACKS AEDC’S FINE, SEEKS STIFFER ACTIONS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS


The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), has appealed for robust and vigilant enforcement by NERC towards greater transparency in billing and electricity supply.

Acting executive vice chairman of the CommissionDr Adamu Abdullahi,  in Abuja on Sunday, said the enforcement would ensure balance to the recently increased tariff for Band A customers.

He also commended the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)’s N200 million fine against the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).The fine, according to Abdullahi, was for violating the Supplementary Order to the Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) 2024.

Abdulahi said that many consumers had expressed fear that the likelihood of arbitrary estimated billing for unmetered Band A customers could lead to consumer abuse and dissatisfaction.

The vice chairman encouraged NERC to mandate DisCos to meter all unmetered Band A customers within 60 days to ensure accurate billing and protection of consumers from arbitrary estimation.

”The FCCPC is pleased with NERC’s recent Order to DisCos to automatically downgrade any Band A feeder that does not enjoy the minimum requirement of 20 hours per day power supply for seven consecutive days.

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