The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC has clarified that the outstanding electricity bills of landlords are not to be enforced on new tenants.
The NERC Commissioner, Finance and Management Services, Nathan Shatti, made this known during a live program on “meters and metering” on Tuesday.
During the programme, Shatti explained that there is an existing court judgment barring the imposition of landlords’ outstanding bills on new tenants.
It has been gathered that many new tenants were asked to pay the outstanding bills of their landlords in the country, with Distribution Companies disconnecting customers who failed to comply.
But Shatti told new tenants who are asked to pay the outstanding bills of their landlords to contact the Commission and added that “new tenants who spend their money to procure meters will be refunded through a mechanism that the NERC will come up with”.