The Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Prof. James Momoh, has said the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company has about one million customers without meters.

Momoh, who was represented by the Commissioner, Consumer Affairs, NERC, Dr Moses Arigu, spoke on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Customer Complaints Forum Office in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. He said, “The present metering gap in Ibadan Disco alone is about one million. When compared to its total customer size of over 1.6 million customers, it represents a 60 per cent deficit in metering.”

He, however, said the IBEDC had commenced the procurement of meter asset providers. Momoh said this was combined with the implementation of its meter roll-out plan, in accordance with the performance agreement signed with the government under the privatisation programme and monitored by the commission.

He said the arrangement would inject an average of about 217,611 meters into the power firm’s network annually over the next five years. He stated that it was expected that the metering gap would be closed within the next three years using the MAP regulation and the firm’s meter roll-out plan.

Source: The Punch