President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that six million prepaid meters be installed across the country by June, Goddy Jedy-Agba, minister of state for power, said.
Jedy-Agba explained that the agency is mandated to ensure that meters imported into the country meet the expected standard.
The minister disclosed this on Friday, March 19, after inspecting the meter testing facility of the Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) in Enugu,
Meanwhile, recent data released, in February, by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) indicated that only 4,425,628 out of 11.8 million registered customers had been metered as of September 2020.
He said: “I came to inspect what is going on and to know the position regarding the meter testing facilities we are going to have here in Enugu.
“I came also to see what has been done and the preparation toward commissioning of the office and I am satisfied with the plans so far.
”We import meters and our facilities here will be used to test the meters to ensure that they meet what Nigerians require. It is after the testing and satisfying our standards that the meter will be installed.
“This is an agency that is responsible for installation and the president has given them the mandate that 6,000,000 meters must be installed by the end of June.”