The distribution of the four million free electricity prepaid meters pledged by the Central Bank of Nigeria in the second phase of the National Mass Metering Programmes would soon begin across the country, Naija News has learnt on Friday.
The Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr Ahmad Zakari, said this in a statement in Abuja.
The CBN had committed to supporting local meter assembly/manufacturing under the Federal Government’s mass metering programme.
Zakari assured the programme would ensure that consumers are billed appropriately for the electricity they consume by installing meters free of charge in household and business premises that are currently unmetered.
He said, “Till date, 750,000 meters have been delivered to DISCOs in just under eight months.
“The commencement of the procurement process of the second Phase has been done strategically to ensure that there is no gap in meter supply to customers as the NMMP transit from the first Phase to the second Phase.