In a bid to improve electricity supply and grow the nation’s economy, the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has announced that the President Bola Tinubu-led administration is set to unveil a metering policy that would ensure mass metering of every household in the country.
NERC Vice Chairman, Dr Musiliu Oseni, who made the disclosure during the commissioning of Ado-Ekiti Forum Office of NERC, said metering of homes was of great concern to the commission.
He explained that the new office would serve as a complaints centre for citizens, especially electricity consumers on challenges faced by the distribution company, assuring them that all identified issues would be promptly resolved.
Oseni said, “Every Nigerian deserve to have a meter and the present government under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu is working on a metering policy to have mass metering for everyone in the country.”
He also revealed that the commission has set up a five-man committee in the office that will serve as an arbiter, noting that citizens have the right to petition the headquarters if not satisfied with the resolutions from the state office.
According to him, NERC was committed to achieving its core mandate of regulating and controlling activities in the electricity sector, calling on the consumers to play their roles by paying for services rendered by the distribution company.
Speaking, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) Adeolu Ijose commended the NERC for its commitment towards better and improved electricity supply in the country.
He assured consumers in Ekiti and other franchise areas that the company would remain undeterred in its determination to deliver quality and better services to the customers.
The representative of the Ekiti state governor and commissioner for infrastructure and public utilities, Professor Bolaji Aluko, while welcoming the opening of the forum office in the state, said the government was committed to addressing the transmission challenges in the state.
He urged the commission to play its regulatory role by ensuring that the distribution companies, especially BEDC, provide meters to every home in the state instead of the controversial
The Nigerian government under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu is set to unveil a metering policy that would ensure mass metering of every household in the country.
The new policy is aimed at improving electricity supply, growing the nation’s economy, and addressing the controversial estimated billing system.
The National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has also set up a five-man committee in Ekiti state to serve as an arbiter for electricity consumers’ complaints.