The Managing Director of Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED), Mohammed Gidado Modibbo said it has set a target of over 800,000 customers by the end of 2017.
Jos Electricity Distribution Company which distributes power to Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe and Benue states presently has 420,000 customers and says it intends to get another 400,000 customers before the end of 2017.
In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of JEDC, Hajiya Lubabatu Rabiu, said Gidado while speaking at the launch of 180,000 prepaid meters in Gombe, said with such an achievement, the company will achieve 80 percent connectivity milestone and grow the company’s long term financial viability.
The statement noted that the strategic initiative will focus on closing the metering gap and improving electricity supply to its customers.
The Chairman, Board of Directors, JEDC, Alh. Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, aso speaking said, “it is our hope that this gesture will translate into significant improvements in power supply and energy accounting. Apart from closing up the metering gap, these meters will put to rest the controversies associated with estimated billing.”