By Udeme Akpan
About 60 per cent of Nigeria’s electricity consumers are currently exploited through estimated billing, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.
In its just-released Second Quarter 2020 Report, obtained by Vanguard, the Commission, stated: “The huge metering gap for end-use customers remain a key challenge in the industry. The records of the Commission indicates that of the 10,516,090 registered electricity customers as at 30 June 2020, only 4,234,759 (40.27%) have been metered.
“Thus, 59.73% of the registered electricity customers are still on estimated billing which has contributed to customer apathy towards payment for electricity bills. In comparison with the first quarter of 2020, the numbers of registered and metered customers…