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ELECTRICITY: We will not tolerate exaggerated bills ―Gbajabiamila

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Femi Gbajabiamil, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said that House of Representatives would ensure that Nigerians get the value of electricity supply they pay for will not accommodate exaggerated electricity bills by monitoring the bill estimation method by electricity distribution companies, punch reports.

According to him,  “the House would not tolerate a situation where discos take advantage to present outrageous bills to Nigerians, hence the resolve of the Green Chamber to revisit it and come up with a law that would put a stop to the practice of estimated billing”.

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“The issue of estimated billing has been in the front burner. It has been in this House, and we will revisit it soon. We can’t allow discos to continue to do what they have been doing over the years.

“You said discos need to be recapitalised. I don’t know what you mean by that. These are private companies, do you mean that the government should come in? Maybe you should explain more on that,” the Speaker said.

While commending the current management of the TCN led by its Managing Director Malam U. G. Mohammed, the Speaker tasked them to work closely with the leadership of the House and the relevant committees to achieve its goals.

He called for a periodic review of the performance of discos, saying the house would do everything within its powers to ensure that TCN delivers on its mandate to Nigerians.

 

Source: PUNCH

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