The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Plc has revealed plans to resort to clusters of electric meters for its customers in Niger State as a temporary step towards addressing their yearnings for accurate billing before the mass installation of individual meters by the Company across the state, IWIN reports.

The Director, Corporate Services, AEDC, Engr. Abimbola Odubiyi, made the revelation on Thursday at a meeting of the Niger State Council on Quality and Constant Electricity Supply held at the Government House in Minna. The AEDC director further explained that the Company is resorting to the bulk metering of communities or estates due to certain realities in the power sector in Nigeria which reveal that it may take up to four or five years before every electricity consumer will have a meter.

He, however, used the opportunity of the Council’s meeting to solicit the cooperation of customers in the state towards regular settlement of electricity bills, decrying that while Niger State has continued to receive the second highest allocation of the energy made available to AEDC for distribution to its customers across its six regions, the response in terms of bills payment has not been encouraging.