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Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by RealNewsNigeria: 4:46am On Oct 03, 2017
Electricity consumers who bypass their meters will be forced to pay up to N450,000 as fine, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has declared.

According to NERC, financial sanctions ranging from N50,000 to N450,000 for meter bypass by power consumers have been drafted by it and have been endorsed by the 11 electricity distribution companies operating in the country.

It was gathered that NERC’s decision was also endorsed by the Federal Government through the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

This is coming as the regulator revealed that it was perfecting plans to deploy prepaid meters in government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies in order to avert future debt accumulation by the MDAs.

The Vice Chairman, NERC, Sanusi Garba, while speaking on the prepaid meter issues raised in the zone of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company, told Fashola and other participants at the last monthly meeting of operators in the sector that the amount being charged as financial sanctions depended on the class of power consumer.

Fashola advised NERC to be more accommodating during consultation and “advised the commission to place the highest level of sanctions on meter bypass to deter customers from such act.”

“He (Fashola) advised the Discos to prosecute offenders at the municipal level by liaising with the respective state governments,” it added.


http://www.realnews.i.ng/punishable-offence-bypass-meters-nerc/

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by jay2pee(m): 5:09am On Oct 03, 2017
Idiots.... When 70% Nigerians never get prepaid meter

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Nobody: 5:39am On Oct 03, 2017
Ok
Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by hero01(m): 5:43am On Oct 03, 2017
where ar the mater?

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by omenka(m): 5:47am On Oct 03, 2017
And what would be the penalty for the thieving companies who give their customers arbitrary estimated bills when they are yet to install metres?

Yeye dey ooze.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by juman(m): 5:56am On Oct 03, 2017
hero01:
where ar the mater?

Abi.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by juman(m): 5:59am On Oct 03, 2017
Very useless and utterly clueless apc government.

How many centuries can a country go in this apc way of governance before a country become a modern country.

Obviously sensible and competent set of people is needed to lead the country.

APC is a curse.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by ORACLE1975(m): 6:00am On Oct 03, 2017
MADNESS

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Nobody: 6:03am On Oct 03, 2017
Keep regulating darkness.....you better focus on providing light before attracting issues undecided undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by pat1612(m): 7:25am On Oct 03, 2017
The meter which has never been install
Why cant they tell distribution company to pay for bringing in those crazy bills grin
NERC too should pay public for collecting free salary and not regulating all this distribution companies angry

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by dannytoe(m): 7:26am On Oct 03, 2017
70% of nigerians dont connect their borehole to their meter, they bypass to save cost.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Yomzzyblog: 7:46am On Oct 03, 2017
Ok
Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Nobody: 7:46am On Oct 03, 2017
It is a good idea.....a very good idea.

Thing is, people who bypass meters and refuse to pay their power bills are a big part of the reason why we don't have light 24 hours a day.

Our power sector needs money, and the vast majority of it is going to have to come from our pockets. So, if people keep on bypassing the meter, or stealing power...and then expect light to be on 24/7, they are just deceiving themselves.

AM sure that most of the people who are doing this , if they were running businesses and they allowed customers to take their goods without paying....they would get broke.

Nigerians....we have to pay to get light. Sorry, but that is privatization.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by DanielsParker(m): 7:47am On Oct 03, 2017
Lol. a lot of people who bypass don't even have up to that amount.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by suyamasta(m): 7:47am On Oct 03, 2017
na so
Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by stevenson007: 7:47am On Oct 03, 2017
Why by-passing meter?

With the poor condition of power in this part of the world, you cant even consume 100 units in 2months.

Prepaid meter is the best so that you will not get charged for what you did not use.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Biddypearl(f): 7:48am On Oct 03, 2017
ok
Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Newbiee: 7:49am On Oct 03, 2017
Chai! And how much distribution companies would pay for bringing estimated crazy bills.?

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by agarawu23(m): 7:49am On Oct 03, 2017
jay2pee:
Idiots.... When 70% Nigerians never get prepaid meter
confirm idiotss, they should distribute prepaid meters, I have been battling with them. Give us prepaid meters or we keep using direct light without meter grin

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by myners007: 7:49am On Oct 03, 2017
I go blow plenty whistle for my area at least the whistle blowing commission go make me rich

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by silasweb(m): 7:50am On Oct 03, 2017
Like seriously
Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by dust144(m): 7:50am On Oct 03, 2017
Come and tell those once staying in nyanya Abuja.
Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Nobody: 7:50am On Oct 03, 2017
N450,000 ko 2 million ni
Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by stevenson007: 7:51am On Oct 03, 2017
juman:
Very useless and utterly clueless apc government.

How many centuries can a country go in this apc way of governance before a country become a modern country.

Obviously sensible and competent set of people is needed to lead the country.

APC is a curse.


APC is a curse?

IMO the government of this nation is a curse! All parties are the same, no party is better than the other. They are all cursed set of persons controlled by the unknown world of dark evil. Wait until you get to that seat you will know. Its dark evil agents that sits on the head of every nation today take it or leave.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Nobody: 7:51am On Oct 03, 2017
pat1612:
The meter which has never been install
Why cant they tell distribution company to pay for bringing in those crazy bills grin
NERC too should pay public for collecting free salary and not regulating all this distribution companies angry

The bills you get from the DISCOS are not crazy....infact we pay very cheaply for electricity.

As an example....my estimated bill for power in my previous residence was N6400 (One bedroom apt).
A similar apartment in England....the bill with a prepaid meter is N15000 (All values per month).

Guess why English houses have light 24/7.....and why Nigerian houses can't get light.

Money to fix power is not going to drop from heaven....like manna....from our pockets it will come.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Akinz0126(m): 7:51am On Oct 03, 2017
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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by VIPERVENOM(m): 7:52am On Oct 03, 2017
juman:
Very useless and utterly clueless pdp government.

How many centuries can a country go in this PDP way of governance before a country become a modern country.

Obviously sensible and competent set of people is needed to lead the country.

PDP is a curse.
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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Akinz0126(m): 7:53am On Oct 03, 2017
Ayam not understanding



Anyway it's ma birthday.show some love

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Nobody: 7:54am On Oct 03, 2017
What about you that fraudulently give estimated billings to consumers?What will be your penalty?ediot.

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Re: Consumers To Pay N450,000 For Bypassing Meters – NERC by Chukazu: 7:55am On Oct 03, 2017
and how much are you paying consumers for years of "Estimated" Billings without metering?

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