The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it is not the responsibility of customers or communities to provide transformers for themselves.
The NERC said this on its Twitter page on Thursday.
The electricity regulatory body also said it is also not the responsibility of the customers or communities to provide poles and similar equipment for the supply of electricity.
NERC had earlier warned the energy Distributors on no account should they connect any customer without first installing a meter for him or her.
The commission made it clear that any un-metered customer, who is disputing his or her estimated bill has the right not to pay the disputed bill, but pay only the last undisputed bill as the contested bill go through the dispute resolution process of NERC.