Probe Delay In Installation Of Prepaid Metres, Consumers Task FG


Electricity consumers have urged the Federal Government to investigate the delay in  the supply of pre-paid meters by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos,  some consumers said the pre-paid meters had yet to be installed in their homes more  than six months after they had paid for the facility.

The consumers, who said they wholeheartedly embraced the introduction of pre-paid  meters for effective billing, expressed frustration at the development.

One of them, Mr. Ogunsanwo Abiodun, a resident of Palmgrove Estate, told NAN that he  paid N22,500 to PHCN for a single phase pre-paid meter in November last year but had  yet to get the facility.

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“It is really annoying that after paying such a huge amount for pre-paid meter, we  still have to run after PHCN officials to install it.

“There is need for government to find lasting solution to the lingering crisis of  pre-paid meters,’’ Abiodun said.

Mr. Jola Ogunlusi, President, Festac Town Resident Association (FTRA,) urged  government to outsource pre-paid meter installation to the private sector in order  to serve public interest.

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