The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) has announced that it will henceforth sanction Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) and other offenders who fail to comply with extant rules and regulations in the power sector.
This was made known by the Executive Vice Chairman of FCCPC, Mr Babatunde Irukera, at the Electricity Consumer Complaint Resolution Platform organised by the commission on Wednesday, in Nasarawa State.
Irukera, who was represented by Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, the Executive Commissioner, Operations of the Commission, said that non-compliance of DisCos with the regulations of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is a bane in the industry.
Irukera said that non-adherence to NERC’s standards of performance, orders and codes by DisCos was also a problem in the sector.
The FCCPC boss noted that electricity-related issues ranging from poor service delivery in the industry was the highest category of consumer complaints received by the Commission.