NERC Warns Nigerians Not To Pay For Transformers, Cables, Others


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

In a statement shared via its X handle on Tuesday, July 9, the NERC stated that consumers should not be coerced into purchasing transformers, cables, or poles, as it is the responsibility of distribution companies.

In an infographic, the NERC wrote: “Is your distribution company expecting you to buy transformers, cables, or poles? Don’t! It is the DisCo’s obligation, not yours!

They further urged consumers to report any coercion or delays in providing necessary materials by the distribution companies.

“Report any coercion to purchase, or delays in providing these materials to NERC for prompt action. A dedicated email and phone number have been set-up to address issues relating to investments in the network as follows:

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