Home / Human Rights / Low metering responsible for electricity estimated billing – NERC

Low metering responsible for electricity estimated billing – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says the recurring complaints by its customers on estimated billing is due to low metering status in the sector.

Dr Moses Arigu,the NERC Consumer Affairs Commissioner, made the remarks during the inauguration of Customer Complaints Forum Office on Sunday in Osogbo.

Arigu said the present metering gap in Ibadan Distribution Company (Disco) alone was about one million when compared to its total customer size of over 1.6 million, representing 60 per cent deficit in metering.

According to him, between January and September, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has received 1,275 complaints from Osogbo and its environs, majorly on voltage and billing issues.

Arigu, however, said that NERC had introduced measures to accelerate metering through the Meter Asset Provider(MAP) 2018 and also close monitoring of electricity distribution companies meter roll out plan.

He also said that Ibadan disco had commenced the procurement of Meter Assets Provider with the implementation of meter roll out plan in accordance with agreement signed with government under the privatization programme.

According to him, with this arrangement, an average of about 217,611 meters will be injected into Ibadan disco network annually over the next five years.

He said it was expected that the present metering gap in the region would be closed within the next three years, using MAP regulation and meter roll out plan.

Arigu added that Ibadan disco was licensed to market and distribute electricity in Kwara, Ogun, Osun, Oyo and part of Ekiti, Kogi and Niger States.

He said that inauguration of the forum was one of the 28 offices in the country to promote the interest of the electricity customers and enhance a better relationship with the electricity operators.

“This is significant as it signifies the responsiveness of the commission to address the needs and challenges of residents in the state with regards to complaints resolution related to electricity supply in Osun and the country generally.”

Mr John Ayodele, IBEDC Chief Operating Officer, urged the public to use the forum to settle their complaints, but warned against hostility to its staff.

Earlier, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola commended NERC for the opening of complaints forum office in Osogbo.

Aregbesola, who was represented by his Commissioner for Works, Mr Kazeem Salami, said his administration had spent close to N3 billion in the purchase and distribution of transformers across the state.

The governor said this was done to promote socio-economic activities as well as to reduce rural-urban migration due to lack of electricity.

About Dotun Roy

DotunRoy.com is a development driven news website with the overall goal of amplifying, promoting and advocating for positive societal change through Sustainable Development advocacy in line with UN SDGs components such as education, environmental sustainability and Climate Change, Human Rights, health, finance, housing, good governance as well as security in Nigeria and across the world.

20 comments


Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/dotunroy/public_html/wp-content/themes/jarida/comments.php on line 21
  1. Appreciating the time and energy you put into your blog and in depth information you present. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  2. Levitra Daily Use Lasix Italy viagra Whisky Amoxicillin

  3. Viagra 40 Pills For $99 buy zoloft Does Alcohol Interact With Amoxicillin

  4. Cool blog. Cheers for sharing.

  5. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you
    write again very soon!

  6. What’s up, I desire to subscribe for this blog to take newest updates, so where can i do it
    please help out.

  7. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my blog thus i came to “return the favor”.I am
    attempting to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of
    your ideas!!

  8. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  9. I will immediately clutch your rss as I can not
    to find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service.

    Do you have any? Kindly permit me recognize in order that
    I may subscribe. Thanks.

  10. Best Viagra Without. Prescription Prix Du Levitra Effets Secondaires buy sertraline online Nebenwirkungen Cialis Forum Tadacip Online Kaufen

  11. Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice whilst you amend your
    website, how could i subscribe for a weblog site?
    The account aided me a acceptable deal. I were a little bit acquainted of
    this your broadcast offered bright transparent idea

  12. Zithromax Weekly Comprar Viagra Cialis Foro Levitra Wechselwirkung Antibiotika

  13. Discount isotretinoin cialis Amoxil Damages Gall Bladder Generic Viagra Best Price

  14. Thank you, I have just been looking for information approximately this topic for a long time
    and yours is the greatest I have found out till now. But, what about the conclusion? Are
    you sure about the source?

  15. Keflex For Uti online pharmacy Osu Levitra En Pharmacie

  16. Cialis Psicologico Acheter Kamagra Amiens Prezzo Di Cialis 5 Mg generic viagra Topiramate Strep Throat Amoxicillin Cialis Viagra Yahoo Respuestas

  17. Incredible quest there. What happened after? Good luck!

  18. Viagra Para Durar Toda Noche Comprar Propecia Online Levitra 10mg 12 Stuck Drugstore Xenical

  19. Can Viagra 100mg Be Dangerous? Amoxicillin Without A Rx Genuine Ciallis best place to buy finasteride Cipro Epocrates Online Baclofene Tabac Posologie

  20. Propecia Determinazione Canadian Bull 100 cialis y priligy Prochlorperazine Best Price Viagra Alle Erbe Naturale

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.