Our monthly billing now more than what we pay as rent, Lagos residents cry out

Our monthly billing now more than what we pay as rent, Lagos residents cry out

- Residents of Lagos state have protested over the crazy estimated bill

- The residents noted that they can no longer bear the burden of the estimated billing

- According to them, it has been a difficult task to get a prepaid meter

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Some residents of the Ogudu area of Lagos state have decried what they tagged as the exploitation by the electricity distribution company.

Daily Trust reports that the exorbitant estimated billing by electricity companies has continued to trigger reactions among the consumers in the state.

Legit.ng gathered that residents of Eyiaro and Taiwose streets in Ogudu parts of Lagos staged a peaceful protest to register their displeasure over the 'crazy' estimated bill.

Lagos residents protest ‘crazy’ estimated bill
Nigerians urge the federal government to ensure every household gets prepaid metre. Credit: @NigeriaPhcn
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The residents expressed frustration over what they called “incessant crazy billing,” saying the monthly billing is now more than what they pay as house rent.

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The report also noted that some residents of Ojodu in Ikeja made similar complaints, noting that the crazy billing has become a recurring decimal even as they stated that it has been difficult getting a prepaid meter.

According to one of the residents at Ogudu, Saheed Dino, he is tired of paying for what he did not consume, saying that the electricity is not stable in his area.

He said:

“Ikeja electric has started this New Year again by giving us the outrageous bills. The most annoying thing is that the bill keeps increasing each month that passes by."

Asuquo Anselem, another resident, was quoted to have said that several requests have been made verbally and otherwise to see if the bill could be reviewed, adding that the electricity firm failed to do anything to reverse the billing system.

He said:

“It is more painful as several requests have been made verbally and otherwise to see if the bill can be reviewed but the electricity firm turned deaf ears to our plea without considering the negative impact the bill will cause to residents.

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“This January bill of about N57,300 which was given to us at No. 9 Eyiaro street Orioke, Ogudu, Lagos is a big fraud. Our compound is a bungalow with five rooms, upon calculation, it shows that each room is to pay about 11,460 which is higher than our house rent per month.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the 5.5-megawatt biomass plant acquired from Germany by the Ebonyi state government is already paying dividends.

It was reported that the facility utilises rice husk and other available waste materials to generate electricity in the southeast state.

Experts said Nigeria is a developing country with an insufficient supply of energy to meet the continuously growing demand, adding that the Ebonyi facility is needed in several states of the federation.

Source: Legit.ng

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