Electricity Tariff: Man Living in Lagos Gets N5.1 Million Light Bill From EKDC, Shares it Online

Electricity Tariff: Man Living in Lagos Gets N5.1 Million Light Bill From EKDC, Shares it Online

  • A Nigerian man has shared an electricity bill he received from the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKDC)
  • The bill shared online showed that the man had accumulated a bill of over N5 million without a prepaid meter
  • The EKDC customer explained that the bill was for two years, noting that the landlady had applied for a prepaid meter

A Nigerian man has told netizens the amount of money he was billed for electricity by the EKDC.

The man who lives in Lagos showed the electricity bill handed to him in June 2024.

Man gets over N5 million in electricity bill from EKDC.
The man said the over N5 million bill was accumulated in two years. Photo credit: Getty Images/Tim Roberts and Bloomberg and X/Timiisagod.
Source: UGC

The EKDC bill showed that the man, Timi was required to pay over N5 million in electricity bill.

For proper context, the man said the bill was accumulated after two years in the house where he lives.

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Social media users who have seen the electricity bill shared on X said it was too much. Others asked why Timi does not use a prepaid meter and he said his landlady had applied for it.

The bill showed that Timi's bill for June was N265,000.

He said:

"Net arrears is for two years. They always bring crazy bill. They’ve brought 500k one month , complained to the landlady every single time. They finally applied for a prepaid meter."

Legit.ng has reached out to Timi and EKDC for comments on the story.

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Reactions as man is billed over N5K million for electricity in Lagos

@gwg said:

"Your current bill for the month of May is 265,350 as clearly indicated in the bill you just shared. Which when divided by ~220/kwh means you consumed about 1150kwh of energy for that period of time."

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@dule said:

"What happen to the prepaid meter? Why you still getting that?"

@ok said:

"Even with the prepaid you go still pay this bill oh. Every time you recharge they go commot am."

@idanoffood asked:

"Are you paying for the whole of Lekki ni?"

Man installs solar light in his house

In a related story, a Nigerian man shared details of how he installed a solar electricity system for a customer who needed it for home use.

In a video, it was revealed that the solar owner spent N390,000 to have it installed so they could have 24/7 light.

The technician installed two solar panels, one battery and an inverter, which could power basic items in the house.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

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