Transparency and Integrity

12/02/2020

DisCos To Be Sanctioned For Selling Prepaid Meters

 



FG Has Threatened To Penalize DisCos Over Sale Of Prepaid Meters.



The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Ahmed Zakari on Wednesday at a meeting of stakeholders said that the federal government will sanction officials of Electricity Distribution Companies found guilty of selling prepaid meters to customers.



Speaking at the meeting he emphasized on the existence of an order which demands reimbursement of customers who purchase meters. through the Meter Asset Providers(MAP ) Scheme stressing that prepaid meters are supposed to be accessible to consumers and customers at no cost. 



He said,


“ We have made it clear through the regulator’s direct order as well as the intervention from the ministry of power that these meters are to be provided to Nigerians at no cost,



“ Even for meters that will be paid for through the MAP, there is a directive from the regulator to the discos that they need to find a way to reimburse citizens over time.


“ If we find any disco or its representatives selling these meters or exploiting Nigerians to be able to get them, we will sanction such DisCo.


“ Though it is our belief that everyone will be obliged to do the right thing, we will still be vigilant and monitor developments.”

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