Linus Oota, Lafia
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) on Saturday issued out about 50,000 prepaid electricity meters to its customers in the Nasarawa region of its franchise territory.
General Manager, Corporate Communications of the AEDC, Oyebode Fadipe, disclosed this to journalists yesterday at Mararaba, a suburb of Abuja, during the company’s Customer Consultative Forum for Nasarawa region of the company.
According to Fadipe, “the 50,000 prepaid electricity meters were issued to 50,000 customers out of the 200,000 customers of the AEDC in the Nasarawa region, leaving a balance of 150,000.
He however disagreed with the perception that the prepaid electricity meters were purchased by the Federal Government and donated to electricity distribution companies in the country for onward distribution to electricity consumers free in the country.
He said: “The Federal Government does not fund AEDC, nor other electricity distribution companies in the country. Prepaid metering is strictly the responsibility of the electricity distribution companies in order to resolve the problem of power which lies on metering.”
Fadipe concluded that the AEDC accorded customers’ engagement the seriousness it deserved, saying without the customers, there would be no success in the activities of the electricity distribution company.