House Of Reps To Conduct Invetigation Into Excessive Electricity Charges

 House Of Reps To Conduct Invetigation Into Excessive Electricity Charges

The House of Representatives has commenced an investigation into allegations of excessive electricity charges being levied on consumers by distribution companies.

Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, while delivering a remark at the investigative hearing held by the House ad-hoc committee set up to curb excessive electricity charges by the distribution companies, explained that the investigation is being carried out with a view to reducing the financial burden on Nigerians and finding a lasting solution to the crisis currently plaguing the energy sector.

He revealed that the committee was setup following allegations that after the unbundling of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the DISCOs hurriedly installed new sets of prepaid meters which gobble the units purchased much faster than the older prepaid meters.

He charged the committee to unravel the veracity of the allegation of the presence of wrongly configured prepaid meters that are over-billing the already impoverished masses of this country and urged all stakeholders and participants to be objective, truthful and open in their submissions and discussions.House of reps

Tolani Giwa

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