The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday disclosed that the executive arm of government would in collaboration with the federal legislatures push to end the practice of estimated billing of consumers by the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in Nigeria.
Speaking at the June 2018 monthly meeting of operators in the power sector which held in Kaduna, Fashola described estimated billing practice of consumers by Discos as being subjective, discretionary and often prone to abuse.
He said the executive and legislative arms of government had taken up the issue of estimated billing and respectively initiated solutions to end it, adding that both would ensure it happened.
According to him, the executive had in reaction to the issue, approved the Meter Assets Providers Regulations (MAP) initiated by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), while the legislature had on its part, sought to end and criminalise estimated bills through a new legislation. Read more