test
Home Nigerians shouldn’t replace transformers, DisCos must refund meter purchase – FCCPC

Nigerians shouldn’t replace transformers, DisCos must refund meter purchase – FCCPC

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has made clarifications concerning Nigerians and some electricity issues.

In a statement on Sunday, the agency led by Babatunde Irukera, declared that it is not the responsibility of customers or communities to fix equipment.

These include the purchase, replacement or repair of transformers, poles or other requirements in the distribution of electricity.

FCCPC said Distribution Companies (DisCos) are required to replace damaged transformers within 48 hours of official notification.

If they are unable to do so, residents may enter into a written agreement on terms of replacement with the DisCo for appropriate refund/compensation.

Also, such a deal must be in accordance with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Investment in Electricity Networks Regulation.

The commission added that customers can purchase meters using the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) Framework.

However, DisCos are responsible for refunding or compensating customers who paid in advance for the meters.

The cost of the meter is to be reimbursed in 36 equal monthly payments using consumer-purchased energy credits (tokens)”, the statement noted.

CDA Newshttps://cdanewsonline.com
BEST SELLING BLOG THEME OF ALL TIMES. Follow us for more breaking news . Share,, like and Comment on our contents

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Army recovers, destroys 14 boats used for oil bunkering in Abia, Promises hard times for economic saboteurs

The Nigerian Army involved in Operation UDOKA, Friday evening, destroyed 14 boats and several drums of crude oil recovered from oil bunkers at Isimini...

You are never too old to chase your dream.

At the age of 105, Virginia “Ginger” Hislop graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Education with her master’s degree. When she started on campus...

Rivers LG Lockdown: CLO, 40 CSOs plan mass anti-police protest

The Civil Liberties Organization, CLO, and over 40 affiliate organizations have threatened to embark on a statewide protest if the Inspector General of Police,...

CDA News updates you need to know Saturday morning

Good morning dear esteemed readers! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has removed Chidi Awuse as Chairman of...

Recent Comments