Aspirant for the 9th House of Representatives Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila, has reacted to clashes between staff of the electricity distribution companies and their customers.
Several video clips have emerged online where distribution companies’ officials are seen being beaten by angry customers over estimated billings.
Gbajabiamila, while noting this, stated that the House have completed passage of the bill to address estimated billing.
He tweeted, “In the last few days I have watched clips of distasteful exchange of blows between staff of electricity distribution companies and their customers over ‘crazy’ estimated bills.
“I foresaw this situation earlier hence my sponsorship of the Bill to criminalize estimated billing.
“We have completed passage of this Bill in the @HouseNGR to address estimated billing, energy theft etc but for whatever reason it’s still in the @NGRSenate awaiting concurrence and passage.
“I trust my colleagues and I will ensure the speedy passage of the Bill in the 9th Assembly.”