The Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in Enugu state has started selling Prepaid metres, the head of communication, Emeka Ezeh disclosed.
A statement by Ezeh described it as Meter Asset Provider (MAP) programme and urged customers to take advantage of the initiative and get their pre-paid meters within 10 days.
According to him, the meters would cost N36,991.50k for single phase and N67,055:85k for three phases, exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT).
Ezeh said the company had been working with its MAP provider, Mojec International Limited, to ensure “the experience is smooth and easy for its customers”.
He said: “For customers to get started, they are expected to visit the EEDC District Office in charge of their area from June 15, to pick up the meter application form. The forms, which are serialized, will be issued to customers free and should not be photocopied, as the photocopied version will not be treated.
“Once the customer completes the form and returns same to the customer service representative, the pre-survey process will be initiated, after which the customer will be issued a Demand Note with which to pay for the “Once payment is made, the company’s MAP provider is under obligation to meter the customer within 10 days. Customers are therefore advised to only make payment into a dedicated bank account that will be provided to them, and not to any individual or group.
“It is important to reiterate that the meter application form is issued at no cost, and customers should make payment to designated bank account that will be provided to them through the Demand Note, they should on no account pay to any worker of the MAP or EEDC.”
Naija News understands that the Nigerians have continued to complain of extravagant electricity bills, a situation, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has attributed to the shortage of prepaid metres.