Lagos community protests alleged outrageous bills from PHCN

The residents said the PHCN was unfair to them.

The Landlords and Tenants Association in Alaba-Oro area of Lagos is protesting erratic billing by the PHCN in spite of poor electricity supply to the community.

The association, in a protest letter made available in Lagos on Monday, alleged that residents were being erratically billed by the PHCN.

The letter, signed by Raji Yusuf, Secretary General and spokesman for the association, said that residents did not understand the reason they were placed on estimated billing.

The association alleged that PHCN sent estimated bills to the residents between December and March in spite of total blackout suffered by the community.

“Some residents paid as much as N14, 000 per month. We have reported the case to PHCN Apapa Business Unit.

“Besides, representatives of the community complained to the Eko Electricity Distribution Zone, but to no avail.

The Business Manager, PHCN Apapa Unit, Adekunle Obajemu, however, said on phone that he had informed the residents to lodge their complaints individually.

Mr. Obajemu said that the unit would not recognise the residents as a group, adding that each of the residents had different equipment and quantum of energy consumed.

“It is advisable to present their cases individually than using community emblem to fight unjust cause.

“We don’t treat bills on community basis, but at the individual level,” he said.

(NAN)

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