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Report any DisCo making you purchase transformers, cables, others – NERC

The regulatory body urged consumers to report any coercion or delays in providing necessary materials by the distribution companies.

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Report any DisCo making you purchase transformers, cables, others – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has warned electricity consumers against paying for electricity distribution infrastructures such as transformers, cables or poles.

NERC emphasised in a statement that every consumer should not be coerced into purchasing transformers, cables, or poles, as this responsibility lies squarely with the distribution companies.

The statement reads, “Is your distribution company expecting you to buy transformers, cables, or poles? Don’t! It is the DisCos’ obligation, not yours!” NERC stated emphatically.

The regulatory body urged consumers to report any coercion or delays in providing necessary materials by the distribution companies.

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The statement added, “Report any coercion to purchase, or delays in providing these materials to NERC for prompt action.

NERC assured the public of prompt action upon receiving such complaints.

To facilitate this, NERC said it has established a dedicated email and phone number for reporting issues related to network investments.

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“A dedicated email and phone number have been set up to address issues relating to investments in the network as follows: idn@nerc.gov.ng 07074865354.”

In a related development, three persons have been arrested for buying stolen transformer cables in Ogun State, while six companies were given licences to distribute power.

Proofreading, editing by Gift Luckson and Hafsat Aleeyu Muye, Journalist and Editor at Neptune Prime.

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