NERC: Over 5m Nigerians Still Unmetered


The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Monday said over five million Nigerian electricity consumers were unmetered.

Mr Abdulkadir Shettima, NERC General Manager, made this known at the launch of a Mojec International Limited, bank consumer and retail financing scheme, for Meter Asset Programme (MAP) in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NERC recently issued permits to some MAPs to commence roll out of prepaid meters to tackle metering gap and estimated billing.

According to NERC, the move is in accordance with Section 4(3) of the MAP Regulations 2018, to MAPs that were successful in the procurement conducted by Abuja and Jos Discos.

Section 4(3) of the MAP Regulation 2018 also requires all electricity distribution licensees to engage MAP that would assist, as investors, in closing the metering gap.

Also, it is to assist in eliminating the practice of estimated billing in the Nigerian Electricity Supply…

Source: Thisday Newspaper