The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has attributed the inability of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to provide prepaid meters to private homes and commercial premises to the prevailing liquidity crisis in the sector, The Guardian reports.

Following lack of provision of meters to electricity end-users, DisCos have resorted to estimated billings, which had generated protests and rejection by the public due to excessive bills far beyond actual consumption.

The ANED Director of Research and Advocacy, Sunny Oduntan, said that apart from the liquidity crisis hindering DisCos from metering customers, the estimated billings were in line with the methodology given to them by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).