By Shuaib Sadiq
Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State would flag-off the distribution of 20,000 electricity prepaid meters for customers in the state.
The Company’s Head, Corporate Communication, Mr Abdulazeez Abdullahi disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Kaduna.
Abdullahi said the meters are part of the 50,000 the Kaduna Electric metres earmarked for distribution in its franchise states of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi.
“After the successful flag-off of the mass deployment of 50,000 prepaid smart meters in its franchise states at a ceremony in Sokoto in October, Kaduna Electric is set to launch the deployment of the meters in Kaduna state.
“The Kaduna Launch, which is expected to be flagged off by State Governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, is scheduled for Wednesday.’’
“The company is expecting the delivery of more meters before year end which shall also be deployed to its teeming customers in Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi, its franchise states,’’ the spokesman said.
He urged customers to embrace the installation of the meters in their homes as it is a better way of accurately reading the amount of energy consumed by them.
According to him, customers will be sure to pay for what they consume.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, flagged off the mass meter deployment in October in Sokoto.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Garba Haruna, has assured of the company’s commitment to metering its customers through a five-year metering plan.