DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 284)
Every user of electricity in any part of Nigeria, has a Right to Request for Disconnection from electricity at any time of the year.
Duration a period that a customer requested for a disconnection from the electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) in charge of his area, such a customer can no longer be charged/billed for electricity, whether or not such disconnection was done.
It is illegal for any DisCo to charge or request for payment for a period a customer was disconnected.
Kindly report such illegal demands and practises to Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) or speak to your lawyer.
The authorities are Regulations 8 and 14 of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Connection and Disconnection Procedures for Electricity Services, 2007.
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