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

*PENALTIES FOR WRONGFUL DISCONNECTION OF ELECTRICITY IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA .*
DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 335) by Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK)

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (NERC) ORDER ON UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, METER TAMPERING AND BY-PASS, 2017 (ORDER NO.:NERC/REG/41/2017, was made to reduce unauthorised access to electricity supply by tampering and meter bypass. It provides conditions for reconnecting a customer that was earlier disconnected for unuthorised connection to electricity. The Order has 6 paragraphs and tables of punitive charges.

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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (NERC) CONNECTION AND DISCONNECTION PROCEDURES FOR ELECTRICITY SERVICES, 2007, governs connection and disconnection of customers to electricity across Nigeria. It lists conditions for disconnection of an electricity customers and prohibits wrongful disconnection. The Regulation is short and precise with 14 sections. 

WHAT IS THE PERIOD WITHIN WHICH YOU MUST BE CONNECTED TO ELECTRICITY IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA. DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 316) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

It is the responsibility of electricity Distribution Companies (DisCo) to connect any person in any part of Nigeria to electricity.
Where an existing customer has paid and provided needed information for supply of electricity, the DisCo in charge of the area must supply electricity to such customer within 48 hours.

Where an already existing customers desires to be connected to electricity, such customer is expected to write an application to the DisCo in charge of his area and also forward copy of his means of identification. Such customer must also accept the terms and conditions of the DisCo as well as pay all connection charges or security deposit requested by the DisCo and approved from Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC). Where you are not sure of charges demanded by an DisCO, please write to NERC for confirmation, it is your right.

My authorities are Regulations 1, 2 and 14 of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Connection and Disconnection Procedures for Electricity Services, 2007.

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*WHY ELECTORAL/RETURNING OFFICERS CANNOT BE SUED IN NIGERIA.* DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 296) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

No matter the level of complain and the involvement of electoral officers (including Presiding Officers, Returning Officers) in an election, they cannot be sued in an election petition, it is never necessary. Rather their employer, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to be sued as a Respondent and is always deemed to be representing and defending itself and its officers.

My authorities are sections 137(3) and 158 of the Electoral Act, 2010.

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*WHAT IS THE COMPULSORY PERIOD FOR YOU TO BE RECONNECTED TO ELECTRICITY OR BE PAID FOR DELAYED RECONNECTION BY DISCO. * DAILY LAW TIPS (Tip 295) By Onyekachi Umah, Esq., LLM. ACIArb(UK).

Where a customer is disconnected from electricity in any part of Nigeria for whatever reason, and such customer has met reconnection conditions including payment of reconnection costs and administrative costs, such customer must be reconnected to electricity within 48 hours by the concerned electricity Distribution Company (DisCo). Where a DisCo fails to reconnect a customer within 48 hours, then the DisCo must pay compensation to such customer as Delayed Reconnection Costs.

The approved Delayed Reconnection Costs(Compensation) payable by DisCos, are:

1. For Residential customer, DisCo must pay N1000.00 for each day
2. For a Commercial customer, DisCo must pay N1,500 for each day.
3. For an Industrial customer or Special customer, DisCo must pay N2,000 for each day.

Also note that DisCo is to pay a customer where a DisCo disconnects a customer without justification.

My authorities are Regulations 2 and 14 of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Connection and Disconnection Procedures for Electricity Services, 2007 as well as Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Order on Unauthorised Access, Meter Tampering and By-Pass (ORDER NO: NERC/REG/41/2017.

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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

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

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

Our own Onyekachi Umah will be delivering a lecture on “Electricity Law Practice in Nigeria; Role of Young Lawyers” at a One Day Workshop organised for Corps Legal Aid Scheme, FCT, Abuja. It will be at Old Parade Ground, Garki, Abuja, FCT on Monday 25 June, 2018 by 9am. Lecture materials of this #SabiLawLecture (Lecture 004) will be available on this website!

 
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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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UNDERSTANDING POWER SECTOR REFORM-OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAWYERS

A LECTURE DELIVERED AT THE 2ND PUBLIC LECTURE OF NBA YOUNG LAWYERS FORUM, ABUJA- BWARI. (CAPITAL BAR) 

DATE: 24th SEPTEMBER 2016

TIME: 10:00AM 

VENUE: NBA Abuja-Bwari Branch Secretariat, Customary Court Complex, After Sokale Junction, along Bwari-Dutse Road, Abuja.

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