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Power sector: 1m meters roll out at no cost for Nigerians – Buhari

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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Nigerian President, Muhammad Buhari has said that under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, Federal Government is making funding available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers.

He disclosed this on his official social platform on Wednesday, President Buhari said the deployment of the meters have started in some States such as Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

He added that future phases of this Metering Initiative will help us fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide, and will impact an estimated 30 million consumers.

“All meters under this program will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country stock, to create jobs.We are committed to ending estimated billing in all forms in Nigeria, and ensuring that Nigerians pay only for the electricity they consume”, he said.





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