Payment for PHCN meters illegal, says NERC

26 September 2013, Abuja – The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, Wednesday declared the sale of meters by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, from July 1, last year as illegal.

The commission urged any victim to forward the evidence of payment to it.

NERC’s General Manager, Government and Consumer Affairs, Dr. Tony Akah, spoke at the Local Government Enlightenment Campaign for Power Consumer Assembly at Orerokpe in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

His words: “If you have evidence that from July 1, 2012 till date, please send it to us because it was wrongly collected. It was illegal whether they installed it or not.”

He said NERC was working out a framework for the minimum qualification of the personnel of the new owners of the electricity distribution companies, DISCOs.

“Under this new dispensation, the commission has now come up with a framework that will define the minimum qualification of key personnel of these new owners. We are conscious of them bringing the right people in the right positions,” he said.

– John Ofikhenua, The Nation

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