Kaduna Electric is set to provide meters to customers who have since paid for CAPMI meters even as it said it is set to launch its new prepaid smart meters next Monday.
The Management of the company in a notice said in compliance with the directive of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the suspension of Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI), Kaduna Electric wishes to inform its esteemed customers that it has stopped the scheme with immediate effect and has begun the winding down process of the scheme to meet the November 1, 2016deadline set by NERC.
However, the company assure all customers that have already paid for the CAPMI meters that arrangement have been concluded between Kaduna Electric and the accredited CAPMI meter providers to provide them with the meters they paid for on or before October 31, 2016.
According to the notice, “Our esteemed customers are therefore advised not to make any payment at any Kaduna Electric Office or Cash Center or any Staff for that purpose.
It further said “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience the delay in installing the meters may have caused those who have paid for them. We have also concluded arrangements for the launch of the first batch of our new prepaid smart meters in furtherance of our commitment to all our customers.
The Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi said the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in company of the state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, is scheduled to launch the meters in Sokoto on Monday, the 10th of October.
He said customers that will be provided with the free smart meters have been identified and the meters will be installed soon after the launch adding that customer have been identified from the company’s Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi franchise states.