Nigerian reality show star, TBoss, has called out the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, for billing her N95k a month on electricity charge.
TBoss who stated that the AEDC is crazy over the electricity charge, further disclosed that she barely been at home to get a charge that much. Read her post below;
The failure of electricity distribution companies in the country to provide metres for their customers have often led to estimated billings and over billing of customers. In Kogi State also, customers of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) are groaning over what they describe as “exorbitant” and “crazy bills” monthly bills from the utility firm, despite poor power supply.
The Commission specifically provided for a minimum period within which a customer can continue to receive estimated billing.
The Commission’s Regulation on Standards of Performance for Distribution Companies 1.10 stipulates three months or 90 days after which the utility firm must find every means possible to read the metre for actual energy consumed if the premises is metered. Daily Trust reported that a customer, Bolu Obahopo, who lives at Army Signal in Lokoja, said,
“I live in a four bedroom apartment. Two of my neighbours use prepaid metres. Two of us get estimated billings. We requested for prepaid metres over a year ago. It hasn’t come.
“Last month, they billed us over N11, 000. In the month, we only enjoyed power supply for eight hours a day – four hours in the day time and four hours at night. Even at eight hours per day, we hardly enjoyed power supply for more than 24 days in the month.
“Each time we ask why we keep getting outrageous bills, the explanation is that they gave bills on the basis of power supplied to a particular area and not necessarily based on what an individual customer consumes.
“Why should we pay for what we didn’t consume? They are making me pay for what other people consume which is not right. If they had given us prepaid meters as requested, we wouldn’t be complaining.”