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NERC Commission warns DISCOs on manipulated data and poor metering

The commission said any manipulated data with regards to meter installation, submitted to it by the DISCOs would be treated as criminal acts.

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, warned Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) against manipulating data.

The commission said any manipulated data with regards to meter installation, submitted to it by the DISCOs would be treated as criminal acts.

Speaking to the DISCO Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), the NERC Chairman, Dr. Anthony Akah said "the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) with 6, 159, 775 customers accounts,  has barely 52 per cent metering level of 3, 206, 599 metered customers, while it noted a metering gap ."

Akah also said ‘’ in line with the policy trust of the Ministry of Power, we will work on progressive wind down of the CAPMI scheme. As NERC, we are going beyond our regulatory landscape because you have not embraced the scheme as it should

‘’ People are complaining of being unfairly billed, they are not questioning the tariff as much as the fact that there is no noticeable improvement in supply.  We believe we have done what is closest to reflective tariff. We are being challenged, now there is no going back on our protection of the consumers, we are stepping up our enforcement’’

‘’It is grossly unfair if I want estimated billing stopped and you don’t provide meters for me. We are working on a massive monitoring; we will ask for names of people who have paid but yet to be metered." Akah added.

The DISCOs also expressed their frustrations over intransigence attitude of some customers who would resist metering while some others are in the habit of tampering and manhandling their staff. 

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