Senate proposes harmonized bill on energy theft, vandalism

Worried by incessant power challenges in the country caused partly by stealing energy and vandalisation of electricity facilities by disgruntled members of the public, the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy has disclosed its plan to harmonise all laws in the country dealing with energy theft and vandalism into a single bill.

The initiative is expected to help drive growth in the power sector and help Distribution Companies (DisCos) mitigate losses. The Chairman, Senate committee, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, stated this recently in Lagos, during the committee’s oversight function visit to Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).

“The response to energy theft, vandalism and others is scattered all over different laws and different areas in our laws, and so we want to see whether we can consolidate them into one bill and that will help everybody in the sector,”Abaribe said.

Source: THISDAY

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