The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has assured Nigerians that the new Credited Advance Payment for Metering Installations (CAPMI) initiative will promote affordable meter supply and installations for electricity consumers.
Chairman/CEO, NERC, Dr. Sam Amadi disclosed this at the Local Government Power Consumer Assembly held at Kafanchan in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
Amadi, who explained the CAPMI initiative, said it was created to minimise energy cost and stop estimated billing regime, even as he urged the consumers to embrace the initiative.
CAPMI, a short term invention was put together to bridge the metering gap in the country due to apparent incapacity of the new owners of Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to meter every customer within a short period of the privatisation as directed by the Commission.
Amadi, who was represented by the zonal head of the North-west zone, Kabir Ado Bayero, noted that the local assembly became imperative to prepare the minds of the customers to appreciate the difference between public and private ownership of the electricity companies.
He charged the customers at the assembly to take the security of power installations in their vicinity seriously as he further enlightened them on what constitutes vandalism.
The Jagaban Konikon, Bako Galadima, thanked the commission for taking time to visit and educate them on how to be better users of electricity. He pledged his people’s readiness to protect electric installations and hoped that supply would improve in the area.
Information from Daily Trust was used in this report.