The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), said it has distributed about 50,000 prepaid electricity meters to its customers in Nasarawa State.
General Manager, Corporate Communication of the AEDC, Oyebode Fadipe, disclosed this to journalists recently at Mararaba, a suburb of Abuja, during the company’s Customer Consultative Forum for Nasarawa region.
He said: “The 50,000 prepaid electricity meters were issued to 50,000 customers out of the 200,000 customers of the AEDC in the Nasarawa region, leaving a balance of150,000.’’
He however disagreed with the perception that the prepaid electricity meters were purchased by the Federal Government and donated to electricity distribution companies in the country for onward distribution to consumers free. “The Federal Government does not fund AEDC, nor other electricity distribution companies in the country. The prepaid metering is strictly the responsibility of the electricity distribution companies in order to resolve the problem of power which lies on metering,” he said.
He also explained that AEDC takes customers engagement on a very serious note because without the customers, there would be no success in the activities of the electricity distribution company, adding that the metering of customers was a process that would be sustained.
He said: “Metering is an ongoing thing. Of course, we have not been able to cover all of them but that is the reason why this policy has come up; the policy of Meter Asset Provider.’’
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