NIGERIA TO PRODUCE METER BOX LOCALLY

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The Federal Government has inaugurated a world-class meter and other plastic manufacturing factory constructed with the aim of addressing the gap in meter accessibility by consumers in Nigeria. Acting President Yemi Osibanjo, while speaking during his visit to Mojec International Limited, Nigeria’s smart meters manufacturing company in Lagos on Friday, said the facility was a big achievement and milestone that would not only boost local capacity but also create employment.

Osibaanajo, who was encouraged by the company’s 100 percent optimism on the government’s determination to achieve its target in the area of power generation. He promised the government will not relent in supporting the company by providing the enabling environment for manufacturers to thrive, noting that it would help significantly in addressing the 6 million energy meter deficit.

Chantelle Abddul, managing director, Mojec International Limited, commended the acting President for his commitment to promoting local content, expressed the company’s desire to work closely with the Federal Government to provide permanent solutions to Nigeria’s Power Supply deficiency.

 

CUSTOMER SENSITIZATION ON METER BYPASS BY EEDC

Meter bypass by electricity end users is one of the problems bedeviling the Power Distribution sector. Most consumers in a bid to avert electricity tariff, run illegal connections whose readings are not captured by their meters, thus consuming electricity not accounted for and plunging the sector into huge debt deficit.

Head, communications, EEDC, Mr. Chukwuemeka Eze, while addressing a customer forum organized by the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) in Nsukka, on Monday, urged customers to resist the temptation of indulging in electricity meter bypass and vandalizing.  Mr. Eze said meter bypass and EEDC installations vandalizing is not only a criminal offense punishable by the law but also impeding the steady supply of power.

In his Remark, the EEDC Nsukka Distict Network Manager, Mr. Patrick Okolie urged customers to reciprocate the improvement in power supply by paying their monthly electricity bill promptly as well as safeguarding EEDC installations in their areas. He further urged customers to call EEDC hotline 084700100 to report anyone found engaging in energy theft and corruption as well as any electricity problem in their area.

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