|Nasiru El-Rufai, Governor, Kaduna State
The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai would flag-off the distribution of 20,000 electricity prepaid metres for customers in the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Corporate Communication of Kaduna Electric, Mr Abdulazeez Abdullahi, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Kaduna.
According to him, the metres are part of the 50,000 the Kaduna Electric metres earmarked for distribution in its operational states of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi.
He said, “After the successful flag-off of the mass deployment of 50,000 prepaid smart metres in its franchise states at a ceremony in Sokoto in October, Kaduna Electric is set to launch the deployment of the metres in Kaduna state.
“The Kaduna Launch, which is expected to be flagged off by State Governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, is scheduled for Wednesday.’’
He added, “The company is expecting the delivery of more metres before year end which shall also be deployed to its teeming customers in Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi, its franchise states.’’
Abdullahi urged customers to embrace the installation of the metres in their homes as it is a better way of accurately read the amount of energy consumed by them.
According to him, customers will be sure to pay for what they consume.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, flagged off the mass metre deployment in October in Sokoto.
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Garba Haruna, has assured of the company’s commitment to metering its customers through a five-year metering plan.