FG tasks NEMSA, DisCos on innovative metering

The federal government has tasked the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) to ensure that the Distribution Companies (DisCos) begin to embrace innovative ways of metering to quickly end the agitation of customers over unmeasured electricity bills.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (Power) in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Louis Edozien said this yesterday in a keynote address at the second NEMSA Stakeholders’ Forum in Abuja.

He said: “There are new ways, innovative approaches to metering. It is not the same industry it ways five years ago. There are new opportunities that are made possible by mobile networks.” Harping on the mandate of NEMSA to enforcing technical standards and meter testing, he urged the DisCos to key into safe practices in their networks’’.

Source: Daily Trust

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