NERC to MDAs: Pay your bills or be disconnected

The Commission said this classification became following its directive to electricity distribution companies not to mass disconnect and subsequent attempt by some electricity customers to ride on that to evade settling their debts

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission has told Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the government to pay their electricity bills or get disconnected.
NERC said this charge on Sunday in a statement by Dr. Usman Abba Arabi, its Head of Public Affairs Department.
The Commission said this classification became following its directive to electricity distribution companies not to mass disconnect and subsequent attempt by some electricity customers to ride on that to evade settling their debts.
It said persistently defaulting customers could be disconnected.
It said in the statement: “This directive which is line with our subsisting regulation does not negate the ongoing disconnection of chronic electricity debtors by electricity distribution companies.
“All electricity customers including ministries, departments and agencies of government are advised to clear their electricity debts to avoid disconnections.”

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