Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Wednesday said it would ensure that customers get meters within 10 working days of receiving payment, News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports.
IBEDC Chief Operating Officer(COO), John Ayodele, stated this at a town hall meeting to educate electricity consumers on the Meter Asset Provider(MAP) Scheme on in Ile-Ife.
He said that MAP was established under the 2018 MAP Regulation in order to tackle inconveniences being faced by electricity customers such as estimated billings.
According to him, MAP will bridge the metering gap and accelerate meter roll out to enhance revenue generation.
Ayodele also explained that MAP would encourage the development of independent and competitive meter services.
The COO further stated that the MAP scheme was not meant for provision of meters alone but would also ensure installation, maintenance and replacement of faulty meters.
He said that IBEDC management was committed to ensuring that no fewer than 988,915 electricity customers get meters at N38,325 for single phase.
“A three phase meter costs N70,350 VAT inclusive, ” he said.
He appealed to IBEDC customers to go through the proper channel when making payment so as to avoid fraudulent activities, saying no extra fee would be charged.
Similar meetings are scheduled to hold in Ibadan, Oyo town, Iseyin, Saki, Abeokuta, Ota, Ibafo, Ijebu-Ode, Osogbo, Ile-Ife, Ilorin, Offa and Ogbomoso.