Nigerians to get 1million PHCN Meters
According to President Muhammadu Buhari; Nigerians would get a million PHCN Metres for free.
These meters would be given in the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative which has already begun at the Eko, Ikeja, Kaduna and Kano Distribution Companies (DisCos).
The CEO & managing Director of Eko DisCo, Adeoye Fadeyebi, while speaking at the launch of the program implied that 6 million meters would be distributed over the next 18 to 24 months.
President Buhari also tweeted about the program. The tweets read “Under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, we are making funding immediately available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers. Deployment has already started in parts of Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja.
Future phases of this Metering Initiative will help us fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide, and will impact an estimated 30 million consumers. All meters under this program will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country stock, to create jobs.
We are committed to ending estimated billing in all forms in Nigeria, and ensuring that Nigerians pay only for the electricity they consume.
See the tweet below.
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