//PRESIDENT BUHARI DIRECTS MASS METERING TO END ESTIMATED BILLINGS

PRESIDENT BUHARI DIRECTS MASS METERING TO END ESTIMATED BILLINGS

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the commencement of a nationwide mass-metering programme as part efforts to put an end to estimated and arbitrary billing for electricity.

The Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Prof. James Momoh, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the president’s directive was in response to yearnings of Nigerians.

According to him, the president also approved a waiver of the import levy on meters, so that those that do not have meters can be supplied as early as possible at reasonable costs.

Momoh while urging the public and all stakeholders in the power sector to disregard any reports of an arbitrary tariff increase affecting Nigerians, added that measures had been put in place to protect the poor and vulnerable in cases of tariff reviews.