Buhari Gives Deadline To Electricity Companies To Distribute Meters

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has issued an ultimatum to DISCOS to largely distribute electricity meters to the general public to aid service delivery.
The Federal Government has directed that all higher consumers known as Maximum Demand (MD) customers be metered by the 11 electricity Distribution companies (Discos) before November 30, 2016, according to DailyTrust.

A statement from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said the directive to meter their MD customers within the specified period is without prejudice to metering all classes of electricity customers according to their performance agreement.

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The Acting Chairman, NERC, Dr. Anthony Akah who provided further insight into the directive said that default from any Disco would attract sanctions from December 1.

He explained that any MD customer who was willing to subscribe to the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Initiative (CAPMI) during the moratorium period should be allowed, the statement said.

Nigerians have constantly complained of over-billing by the electricity distribution companies which has affected the masses adversely as well as businesses in general.
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