The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has said that it was worrisome for electricity consumers to reject the installation of new pre-paid meters, The Nation reports.

The Managing Director of BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu disclosed at a media parley in Benin City that many consumers were rejecting the new pre-paid meters because power theft was easier with the use of the old post-paid meter.

She said, “People are rejecting the new meters. They believe they cannot compromise the meters because we are placing them on the electric poles. A lot of power theft is happening on post-paid meters. There is lesser theft on pre-paid meters. We have had several sensitization meetings but the people are resisting installations of the meter.”