Appraisal of the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Electricity Consumers in Nigeria

Festus Okechukwu Ukwueze, Peace Chiedozie Onubuleze


This article analyses the various statutes, regulations that provides for the rights of electricity consumers in Nigeria, the liabilities of the service providers and the redress mechanisms available to the consumers based on the Electric Power Sector Reform Act 2005 and the newly enacted Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2018. The study reveals that the provisions of the law aimed at protecting the rights and interest of electricity consumer in Nigeria are quite adequate but consumers continue to suffer deprivations of their rights owing to inadequate enforcement of the law as well as lack of awareness and apathy on the part of the consumers themselves.

Keywords: Electricity, Consumer rights and interests, Consumer protection, Nigeria

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/92-14

Publication date: December 31st 2019

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