The Consumer Protection Council on Monday began an investigative hearing into allegations of indiscriminate charges levelled by consumers against electricity distribution companies in the country.
The council had through a letter issued last week by its Director-General, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, summoned the power firms to appear before the panel to defend the allegations raised by various consumers.
In the letter to the firms, Atoki said the investigation was as a result of the fact that the council had been inundated with consumer complaints on exploitative electricity billing.
But at Monday’s hearing held at the CPC headquarters in Abuja, representatives of eight out of the 11 electricity distribution firms operating in the country appeared before the panel to defend themselves against the various allegations levelled by the consumers. Read more