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President Buhari Reveals Nigerians That Will Benefit From Phase 1 Of FG’s Free Meter Distribution

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, reiterated the commitment of his administration to bridge the metering deficit to energy consumers in Nigeria.

This is as the president declared that the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative will make one million meters available to the Discos for onward distribution to consumers at no cost.

Buhari in a statement on his Twitter page noted that the meters will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country to create more job opportunities for Nigerians.

According to the President, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, and Abuja will benefit from the first phase of free meter distribution which has already commenced while future phases will help fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide.

He wrote: “We are committed to ending estimated billing in all forms in Nigeria, and ensuring that Nigerians pay only for the electricity they consume.”

“Future phases of this Metering Initiative will help us fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide, and will impact an estimated 30 million consumers. All meters under this program will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country stock, to create jobs.”

“Under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, we are making funding immediately available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers. Deployment has already started in parts of Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja.”

Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has signed an executive order to rebuild the state following the destruction of public and private properties by hoodlums during End SARS protests.

Sanwo-Olu also constituted the Lagos State Rebuilding Trust Fund to oversee the rebuilding of every aspect of the state and attend to the future of the state.

Source: Naija News

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