The Head, Energy Metering and New connection of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Aliyu Abbas Abdullahi said that the first phase of mass meters deployment currently being executed the company shall be completed within six weeks.
Abdullahi stated this over the weekend while inspecting the meters installation exercise in Doka area of Kaduna North local government of the state.
In his words: “the meters’ deployment programme of the Company is currently going on simultaneously in Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto States” while assuring that “the exercise will be launched in Zamfara state before the end of the year.”
He urged customers to embrace the new smart meters which will replace the old ones at customers homes saying the smart meters allows for ease of use as customers can recharge their meters even in the comfort of their homes.
He also disclosed that Kaduna, Sokoto and Kebbi States have been allocated 20,000, 18,000 and 12,000 smart meters respectively in the first phase of the programme.
Abdullahi appealed to electricity users in the Company’s operational area to be patient and cooperate with the meter installers “as a well-articulated plan has been put in place to ensure the success of the programme.”
He also called on the general public to avail themselves with the audio-visual demonstration on how to make effective use of the new smart meters already posted on the Company’s website.