The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the lower chamber of the National Assembly would ensure that Nigerians get adequate supply for the electricity they pay for.
Gbajabiamila pressed on by saying that the House would give adequate attention to the practice of estimated billing by electricity distribution companies to address the challenges Nigerians face.
However, he said the House would not tolerate a situation where electricity distribution companies take advantage of Nigerians by issuing outrageous bills to them, stressing that the lawmakers had resolved to revisit a proposed law against it.
Gbajabiamila further stated that he received the management team of the Transmission Company of Nigeria at his office in Abuja, while the Speaker of the team stated that it is the responsibility of the House to make life easy for the citizens
The speaker further stated that the issue of estimated billing has been on the front burner and It has been in the House and they will revisit it soon, stressing that they can’t allow Discos to continue to take advantage of Nigerians by issuing outrageous bills to them which they have been doing over the years.
He urge the current management of the TCN led by its Managing Director, Usman Mohammed, to work closely with the leadership of the House and the relevant committees to achieve its goals.
Gbajabiamila commend the effort of the team and told that they are going to be engaging them on the correlation between electricity supply and how to improve poverty, adding that they would like to know the breakdown of their real challenges.
The Speaker called for a periodic review of the performance of Discos, saying the House will do everything within its powers to ensure that TCN delivers on its mandate to Nigerians.
He added that some of the challenges has to do with Discos, noting that there has been no investment in them and they need $4.3bn investment at the moment.