How Discos Plans To Catch Electricity Thieves
If you have been stealing electricity from energy distribution companies, Discos your time will be up soon.
This is because, the Discos have started deploying devices that will track connections that bypasses electricity meters.
It was gathered that the move by the power firm was to enforce the recent declaration by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC that consumers who bypass meters would pay fines.
It had been previously reported that electricity consumers who bypassed their meters would be forced to pay up to 450,000 naira as fine.
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According to NERC, financial sanctions ranging from 50,000 naira to 450,000 naira for meter bypass by power consumers have been drafted and endorsed by the 11 electricity distribution companies operating in the country.
It was also gathered that NERC’s decision was endorsed by the Federal Government through the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
As a result, some power distributors had started deploying meter bypass trackers in order to reveal the culprits and have them punished.
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