The Minister of state for power, Goddy Jeddy-Agba revealed that Buhari has ordered that 36 million prepaid meters be issued by June.
News Mail Nigeria reports that Goddy Jeddy-Agba said this on Friday in Enugu while inspecting meter testing facility of the Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) .
He said the agency must make sure the meters imported into Nigeria are of high standard.
Data made available by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in February shows only 4,425,628 out of 11.8 million registered customers had been metered as of September 2020.
”I came to inspect what is going on and to know the position regarding the meter testing facilities we are going to have here in Enugu,” NAN quoted the minister to have said.
”I came also to see what has been done and the preparation toward commissioning of the office and I am satisfied with the plans so far.
”We import meters and our facilities here will be used to test the meters to ensure that they meet what Nigerians require. It is after the testing and satisfying our standards that the meter will be installed.
”This is an agency that is responsible for installation and the president has given them the mandate that 36,000,000 meters must be installed by the end of June.”
This online platform confirmed that NERC has plans to review the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme as the distribution of prepaid meters to Nigerians suffers setback.