Stella Dimoko House Of Representatives Pass Bill Criminalising Estimated Billing


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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

House Of Representatives Pass Bill Criminalising Estimated Billing

The Electricity Power Reform Act (Amendment) Bill 2018 passed by the House of Representatives last Tuesday prohibiting and criminalising estimated billing has proposed a one year jail term and a fine of N1m for defaulters...

The proposed law, which will be transmitted to the Senate for concurrence, and onward transmission to the President for his assent, also compels all electricity distribution companies to give prepaid meters to applicants within 30 days.

If assented to, the law will bar a Disco from disconnecting a consumer after the 30-day period within which a meter should be installed.

The Majority Leader of the House, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila , sponsored the bill in protest against the ‘crazy’ billing of consumers by the Discos.

He said, “Any regulation that allows estimation of bills when the actual consumption can be ascertained is against natural justice and equity and should not stand.”

The majority leader had also said the bill, when passed into law, would stop estimated billing.

The House passed the bill upon the adoption of the committee report on the proposed law, following a public hearing held on June 5, 2018.

Sections 68 to 72 are some of the amendments to the Principal Act. Section 68 states, “estimated billing methodology is hereby prohibited in Nigeria.

Nigerian Pilot


  1. IF you can aford it i advice people to go for solar. no long turanchi or unnecessary talk talk.

  2. This is good. How can my one bedroom flat be consuming 12 to 15 k per month? I don't get it. Abeg they should do the needfull asap

  3. This is great news o, I am tired of paying outrageous Nepa bills, the bill was #15k for February and they want you to pay immediately or they cut the light. Read old metres, they won't.
    Kudos to the HOR members.

  4. Great news. And their feild staff and marketers are very rude and wicked. Dey no dey her abeg. Wether dey give you or not they must cut the light.

  5. Now I have the backing to challenge the arrogant guy that comes to my house with outrageous estimated bills! Hian! This month,we go rough am.

  6. They gave me 11k plus last month for small 3rm with less than 8hrs light each day. This bill is very commendable.

  7. Haaa Deeza ma try แบน o. Backing Kwa?
    Bill wey dem never finalize or approve totally sef.

    They wee disconnect your light with joy and gladness. The worst part is that, you'll still be billed even after you are disconnected, except you write to them to stop billing you, which is another headache inducing process.

    Your best bet for now is to find the marketer for your area and have a talk with him or her, if they can measure your usage and apply to your billing accordingly.

    PHCN guys need to pray specially for the smallest space in heaven mbok.

  8. So the ones running industry inside this bojuboju
    Which wayo method will they come up with next?

    How many times did I call you?
    Forget disco or club or whatever your new names are

    At heart and

    You are still Nepa

  9. Stellaaaa you have no idea how great this news is. This people wan kill person

  10. good one, enough of PHCN and their shenanigans


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