NEWS Reps reveal plan against excessive electricity charges Published 2 months ago on March 23, 2018 By Goodluck Share Tweet The House of Representatives on Thursday said it would meet with Community Development Associations in different geo-political zones in the course of its Ad Hoc Committee assignment, to curb excessive electricity charges. Chairman of the committee, Ajibola Famurewa (Osun-APC), who made the assertion at the inaugural meeting of the committee, said excessive electricity charges were being levied on consumers by distribution companies. He said that majority of Nigerians were suffering under the arbitrary charges for electricity from the distribution companies. “The committee was given the mandate by the House to determine the differences between the prepaid meters installed by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the MOJEC prepaid meters by DISCOs. “It would also determine the costing algorithm used by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in arriving at the consumers’ price. “The committee is to ascertain the average cost of electricity in West African sub region vis-a-vis Nigeria. “Its mandate also include finding out why DISCOs have not complied with the deadline of March 1, 2017 in phasing out the estimated billing system,” he said. According to him, relevant organisations and agencies to be investigated include Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Consumer Protection Council, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NIBET, and the Transmission Company of Nigeria. Others are Electricity Distribution Companies of Nigeria, DISCOs, the Nigeria Labour Congress, and the Association of Nigerians Electricity Consumers, among others. Famurewa said that there would be zonal interactive sessions with electricity consumers in a bid to understand the scope of the problem. NOTE!!!:Every reader should drop a comment, by doing so, you encourage our writers to serve you more. Related Topics:chargeselectricityexcessiveplanrepsreveal You may like Wizkid reveal plans for marriage, relocation to Ghana Shock as POAK owner charges at referee with gun for disallowing goal [Video/Photos] Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.