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Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Maxymilliano(m): 9:45am On Aug 04, 2022
FG declares disconnecting customers’ electricity supply without 10-day notice illegal

“The massive disconnection of communities because of debt is not only illegal, it is outrageous and an abuse of the people’s right.”

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says it is illegal to disconnect a consumer from a power supply source without a 10-day prior notice from the date of bill delivery.

Babatunde Irukera, the FCCPC executive vice-chairman, stated this on Wednesday in Calabar at an electricity consumer complaint resolution platform.

Mr Irukera bemoaned the abysmal service provided by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in Calabar and its environs.

He said from an investigation by the commission that PHEDC had not fared well in providing services to its consumers commensurate with their bills.

Mr Irukera described as “oppressive” PHEDC’s services to residents of Cross River.

He added that the reports the commission received on many issues included mass disconnection carried out by the company without recourse to the law.

“I want to convey to you the incredible displeasure of the people of Cross River. According to them, especially the governor, if they have their way, they will prefer that PHEDC does not operate in the state,” said the FCCPC boss. “If this is the view about your business, then I don’t think that business will survive.”

He added, “The massive disconnection of communities because of debt is not only illegal, it is outrageous and an abuse of the people’s right. Disconnecting the whole community is oppressive.”

According to Mr Irukera, there are people in the community who are consistent in paying their bills,

“So, it is unjust and unfair to disconnect them.

Any business that cannot satisfy its consumers is preparing to die. Allowing consumers to pay tariffs without commensurate electricity supply is against the law,” he further explained. “The problem of compelling consumers to pay electricity bills is tantamount to oppressing and extorting money illegally from consumers. The internal mechanism for assessing scorecards of electricity companies is not by a collection of tariffs. Rather it is customer satisfaction that matters.”

Mr Irukera also mentioned that DisCos disconnecting the power supply for days and still giving bills covering that same period was “exploitative.” He explained that it was illegal for consumers to buy transformers, and they would later become the property of PHEDC.

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Nobody: 9:48am On Aug 04, 2022
Not good at all.
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by ThrownBack: 9:52am On Aug 04, 2022
Mouth action,useless government.
Who will save you when you complain and they remove your light forever? Who has been saving the masses from all the injustices of all the government agencies?

Useless government with useless ideas.

Vote for Peter Obi

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Hushbingo: 10:22am On Aug 04, 2022
Hmmm

Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by MrRobot: 10:22am On Aug 04, 2022
Nigeria needs a complete revamp and the only person that has the capacity and intuition to do it is Peter Obi.

Be obidient. Your generation will thank you

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by xpressionx(m): 10:23am On Aug 04, 2022
Bail is free is the greatest scam know to mankind after APC.

Now you want to introduce a new one abi

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by TriCee: 10:23am On Aug 04, 2022
Lol, for this country? Do they even know a lot of illegal things have become normal?

Just like; "Bail is free", "Police has no right to search your phone". grin

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Fyie: 10:23am On Aug 04, 2022
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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Brendaniel: 10:23am On Aug 04, 2022
Nigeria and Canada are almost on the same level of constitutional rights to every citizen

Only on paper

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by EmmyDJourno: 10:23am On Aug 04, 2022
Awon Werey
Una just dey wake up
Useless Government
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by OloYeOfEgbE: 10:24am On Aug 04, 2022
Trash...

same way dem say make police no do check point..

same way them share billions for Nigerians during covid..

ndi ala

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Toneypen247(m): 10:24am On Aug 04, 2022
Na so dem dae talk undecided
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Jahblessings888(m): 10:24am On Aug 04, 2022
Ok
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Apexmoh: 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
How about kidnapping innocent citizens, just because they follow road instead of catching flight. Is that legal or illegal?
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Parachoko: 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
The Federal Government have been supporting the DISCOS since 2015, yet, electricity supply haven't increase.

I wander when the House Of Rep will pass the bill that will make power be moved from the Exclusive list to the
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Cholls(m): 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
My brothers and sisters Government vs Government no be juju be that

Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by 5iine: 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Prophylactic: 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
The place I stay in Calabar we just contributed 1.2 million to fix the transfor , just a month after this mumu wicked PHCN are bringing bills again

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Sancheez4(m): 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
if it's Ghana News I would have believe this
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by omoredia: 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
An illegal government is pointing out what is illegal. Shameless morons
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Nobadenergy: 10:25am On Aug 04, 2022
SG
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Ikem11(m): 10:26am On Aug 04, 2022
Election around the corner everyone now knowing what is illegal
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Authoreety: 10:26am On Aug 04, 2022
Make I hear
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Maxymilliano(m): 10:27am On Aug 04, 2022
grin .. This is laughable honestly.

No be for Nigeria such law exist
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Splitmind: 10:27am On Aug 04, 2022
FG should reconsider most of these people are crooks and thieves who steal electricity anyhow. If one person is a thief then the whole community are thieves for not doing anything about it.

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by MuslimIgbo: 10:27am On Aug 04, 2022
Lol
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by oluseyiforjesus(m): 10:28am On Aug 04, 2022
FG herself presently is illegal
Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by Teewonders(m): 10:29am On Aug 04, 2022
Which electricity? Is it the one we normally have one in every two weeks. God punish you

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Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by aliyuthayo(m): 10:29am On Aug 04, 2022
Hmmmm!

Re: Disconnecting Customers’ Electricity Supply Without 10-day Notice Illegal - FG by IbomFinest: 10:29am On Aug 04, 2022
Nonsense. So na today federal government know say NEPA de do illegal disconnections abi? grin

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