*HOW TO APPLY FOR CONNECTION TO ELECTRICITY IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 337) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 284)
CAN CUSTOMER BE CHARGED FOR ELECTRICITY EVEN AFTER DISCONNECTION.

Every user of electricity in any part of Nigeria, has a Right to Request for Disconnection from electricity at any time of the year. Duration a period that a customer requested for a disconnection from the electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) in charge of his area, such a customer can no longer be charged/billed for electricity, whether or not such disconnection was done. It is illegal for any DisCo to charge or request for payment for a period a customer was disconnected. Kindly report such illegal demands and practises to Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) or speak to your lawyer.

My authorities are Regulations 8 and 14 of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Connection and Disconnection Procedures for Electricity Services, 2007.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRIVATE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS IN THE NIGERIAN ELECTRIC POWER SECTOR

By 

ONYEKACHI UMAH, ESQ., LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

ELECTRICITY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA; ROLES/OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG LAWYERS

By

Onyekachi Umah, Esq. LL.M, ACIArb(UK)

DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 108)
“Conditions For Disconnection of Electricity Supply of a Customer by any Electricity Distribution Company in Nigeria.”

No electricity distribution company in Nigeria can disconnect your electricity supply even when you are owing unless;

1. A correct bill with a clear payment date is served on you.
2. You are given at least 10 working days to pay from the date of receipt of bill.
3. There is at least 3 months between the payment date and the date of disconnection and 
4. You have received a written warning that your electricity supply will be disconnected if payment is not made.

See Regulation 5 of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Connection and Disconnection Procedures For Electricity Services, 2007.

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