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  • Updated: April 19, 2024

Enugu warns NERC, EEDC against overcharging electricity consumers

Enugu warns NERC, EEDC against overcharging electricity cons

The Enugu State government has issued a stern warning against any form of overcharging or extortion of electricity consumers by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).

Governor Peter Mbah delivered the caution on Thursday during the commencement of a three-day customer complaints resolution conference organized by the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) in Enugu.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Chidiebere Onyia, Mbah emphasized that electricity is a commodity with associated costs that should be equitable and in line with economic conditions for all parties involved.

“I urge NERC not to derail on the steady and quality power supply according to the band classifications.”

According to him, the state government is committed to ensuring that people have access to electricity services in the state.

The governor said that the government was currently studying underserved and unserved communities and would soon constitute the management of the newly established Enugu State Electrification Agency.

“Enugu State is poised to catalyse the economic growth of the South-East through a cost-effective and efficient power supply to grow our Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and industries, among others.”

While commending NERC for organising this event, the governor charged the regulatory body to endeavour to resolve most of the challenges faced by customers as complained by them.

He said that the government had started engaging with developers and investors interested in setting up power generation plants under the willing-buyer and willing-seller commercial agreement.

Mbah said that when completed, it would catalyse economic and industrial growth of the state and South-East.

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