• Stop tampering with pre-paid meters – EEDC tells customers

    Stop tampering with pre-paid meters – EEDC tells customers

    It was gathered that the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has cautioned customers against tampering with their pre-paid meters.

    Mrs Patience Ezeagu, EEDC’s Communication Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday that the company had incurred huge losses due to pre-paid meter by-pass.

    Ezeagu said the company would soon commence a house-to-house exercise to fish out customers who had by-passed their pre-paid and post-paid meters to avoid recharging them.

    She called on the public to help in giving […]

  • FG inaugurates 50,000 pre-paid meters for Sokoto

    FG inaugurates 50,000 pre-paid meters for Sokoto

    Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babtunde Raji Fashola, and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, have inaugurated 50,000 pre-paid meters purchased by the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company( KAEDCO) for distribution to customers within Sokoto state.

    Speaking at the event, which took place at the premises of the State Independent Power Project (IPP), Tambuwal said the new pre-paid meters would curb the menace of the usually controversial estimated billing system.

    The governor said the new pre-paid meter would make for more prudent use of […]

  • Kaduna Electric begins distribution of 50,000 pre-paid meters

    Kaduna Electric begins distribution of 50,000 pre-paid meters

    According to reports, the Kaduna Electric, on Monday, commenced the distribution of prepaid meters to its customers in Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Zamfara.

    The free meters were part of efforts by the company to ensure optimal service delivery.

    The News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] reports that the Minsiter of Power, Babatunde Fashola and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal flagged off the distribution in Sokoto.

    In his remarks, Fashola said that the new billing system would curb losses to the power firms, due to inability to […]

  • Fashola to inaugurate free pre-paid meters distribution in Sokoto

    Fashola to inaugurate free pre-paid meters distribution in Sokoto

    According to reports, the Kaduna Electric on Tuesday said it would commence the distribution of pre-paid meters to its customers in Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Zamfara beginning from Oct. 10.

    This is contained in a statement by the company’s Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] in Kaduna on Tuesday.

    He said that the unveiling of the smart metres would be performed in Sokoto on Monday by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr […]

  • FG will not force DISCOs to patronise local manufacturers of meters – Fashola

    FG will not force DISCOs to patronise local manufacturers of meters – Fashola

    The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, at the weekend gave a clear indication that the federal government would not compel the electricity distribution companies to patronise local manufacturers of prepaid meters.

    Speaking in Lagos during a courtesy visit to a meter manufacturing plant, Mojec International, Fashola insisted that commercial transactions cannot be done by compulsion but by persuasion, reasoning and dynamics of the economy.

    The minister was however optimistic that the local manufacturers would be patronised by the […]

  • Eko DISCO to install bulk prepaid meters in military barracks

    Eko DISCO to install bulk prepaid meters in military barracks

    The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (DISCO) is to install bulk prepaid meters in military and other security agencies’ barracks within its operational territory.

    Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

    The statement said that Mr Oladele Amoda, Chief Executive Officer of the company, noted that the installation of the prepaid meters would totally eliminate controversies regarding the accuracy of electricity bills in the […]