Group wants payment for metres spread over 3years
The Nigeria Consumer Protection Network (NCPN) yesterday asked the Federal Government to ease payment for metres with a three- year payment plan to enable poor Nigerians afford them.
Earlier, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had announced implementation of Metre Asset Providers (MAPs) by providing permits to metering firms that would supply the equipment across the country.
With the development aimed at bridging metering gaps, address estimated billings and accountability in the sector, among others, electricity consumers would be required to pay N36, 991.50 for single phase metres and N67, 055.85 for three phase metres.
President, NCPN and member, National Technical Investigative Panel on Power System Collapse and Stability, Kunle Kola Olubiyo, told The Guardian that the MAPs would enhance energy accountability and probity in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).