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FG to roll out 3 million prepaid meters
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

More than three million pre-payment meters are to be rolled out under the Federal Government's intervention programme, power minister Babatunde Fashola said Sunday. It comes after Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have been deemed incapable of providing meters for homes across the country since 2003 when they were awarded the contract.

"I inherited it, they were in court and I am trying to take it out of the court so that we can settle and start the supply,'' said Fashola.”There is a database of six million households; it is a faulty base because we have more than six million households in the country.

"There are four types of consumers R1 (poorest consumer), R2, R3 and maximum demand consumers and they are not on the same plan. ”DISCOs need to go into these houses, do an audit to determine the type of meters to install. "If you have a wrong meter, you will pay wrong price or bill.

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