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NERC CREATES AWARENESS IN HISTORIC TOWNS OF NIGER STATE

Press Release   11.11.13 -25

NERC CREATES AWARENESS IN HISTORIC TOWNS OF NIGER STATE 

Staff of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) led by the Commissioner, Government and Consumer Affairs division, Dr Abba Ibrahim  went on a three- day tour of Niger state, visiting Kuta in Shiroro local government, Kontagora and the historic town of Bida from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 7 November, 2013.

This is in line with NERC’s policy on consumer enlightenment and education, geared at sensitizing the people on their rights and obligations as electricity consumers. It is also an avenue to inform the people about the different redress mechanism set up by the Commission for their protection.

The first port of call was Kuta in Shiroro local government area, where Shiroro Dam, termed the best hydro-dam in the country is located. 

Electricity Consumers comprising representatives of various trade unions all converged at the town hall to meet with the NERC delegation in the company of Business Managers of the distribution company and representatives of Consumer Protection Council, Royal fathers amongst others. 

Abba urged the gathering to brace up for a new dawn in the power sector, in cognisance of the sales of some aspects of the power industry to private ownership.

 ‘’We are all set for a new dawn in the electricity service in Nigeria. Part of our responsibility is to ensure we pursue consumer protection for good service delivery’’. Abba said.

The meetings registered large town out with similar messages related to electricity consumers in Kontagora and Bida. Council Chairmen of the three area councils spoke in the same vein, requesting that the Commission impress it on the Federal Government to increase efforts at making Shiroro dam function more effectively.

 

Maryam Yaya Abubakar – Head, Media

email: mabubakar@nercng.org 

 

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