FG Warns DisCo’s Against Asking Nigerians To Pay For Meters

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The Federal Government has cautioned electricity distribution companies (DisCos) against selling meters to Nigerians.

The government said any DisCo that approaches Nigerians to pay for the thing will be punished.

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The Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr. Ahmed Zakari, said this on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at a partners’ meeting on electricity tariff, coordinated by the FGN/NLC-TUC Ad-hoc Committee.

Zakari stated, “We have made it clear through the controller’s immediate request just as the intercession from the Ministry of Power that these meters are to be given to Nigerians at no expense.

“In any event, for meters that will be paid for through the MAP, there is an order from the controller to the discos that they need to figure out how to repay residents after some time.

“On the off chance that we discover any disco or its agents selling these meters or abusing Nigerians to have the option to get them, we will endorse such disco.”

He said the administration has coordinated that meters should be made accessible to Nigerians for nothing out of pocket.

“In spite of the fact that it is our conviction that everybody will be obliged to make the best decision, we will even now be careful and screen advancements,” he said.

Talking at the occasion, the Minister of State for Power, Mr. Festus Keyamo, said the advisory group had been attempting to accomplish a harmony figure that would mirror the genuine cost and incentive for the administration of the electricity burned-through.

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He stated, “We are not working from an answer to address however from question to reply.

“To inquire as to whether there will be an expansion or a reduction is untimely. What we are doing is a genuine and open certainty finding. We need to scrutinize the reasoning for the administration of intelligent tariff.”

Keyamo said the point is to guarantee that shoppers are not strangulated by superfluous exploitative inclinations of the discos and that the discos also are kept above water so they can utilize more specialists and convey quality assistance to Nigerians.

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