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.

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  1. Sir,
    I believe you are a Nigerian who reside outside this lawless country called Nigeria
    As you rightly know that all your submissions concerning transformers, poles energy metre any other electrical purchase, installation, repairs and maintenance is basically carryout by the community and for the said distribution companies to even energizes the power equipment for the community, Discos will still demand for gratification which the body saddled with the responsibility to checkmate customer protection lay fallow in Abuja which nobody feel your activities since "power compensation" which they refer to power privatisation.
    Sir, go round the country and see that you shouldn't talk when nobody know your organization exists.

  2. These theories hope they work? We installed all electricity infrastructure in my estate. On application for prepaid meter the IBEDEC started sending estimated bills average of N9k for a 2 room house with light bulbs as major consumption appliance to us even before we are connected. After completion of the MAP process it took them over one year give us meter during their mass metering exercise. Now I must pay them N3000 before I can buy power units.

  3. Please Sir intensify your effort to an end to this corruption I could remember in 2018 when armored cable in our community was stolen a group of tenants were asked to contribute #5,000 each that four hundred thousand naira is required fix which we contributed then we still pay electric bill who is fooling who¿


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