Fashola: New Billing System’ll Enhance Regular Power Supply

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola yesterday said  the use of pre-paid metres will ensure fair billing system and enhance regular power supply.

 He stated this during the flag-off of distribution of 50,000 pre-paid meters in Sokoto held at the premises of the state Independent Power Project, IPP.

According to him, it would also eradicate the use of unmeasured electricity by the customers. He added that it would curb losses to the power firms, occasioned by their inability to collect due rates.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who flagged off the distribution of the meters purchased by the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO), noted that the system would reduce cost in the use of power by the residents.

The new pre-paid meters, he stated, would curb estimated billing of customers and empower them to control their usage of power.

Tambuwal revealed that the state government had also purchased 172 transformers at over N600 million to boost power supply across the state.

He disclosed that the state Independent Power Project would soon commence in partnership with KAEDCO.

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