The Federal Government on Monday said it would install at least one million meters in the residents of unmetered electricity consumers before the end of this year.
Minister of Power , Sale Mamman, said this in series of tweets posted via the verified Twitter handle of the Office of the Minister of Power .
Mamman said the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), had directed a mass metering programme for the power sector starting immediately .
He said , “ From the briefings I have received so far , the youths are taking up opportunities in this aspect as well as in renewable energy .
“ This is another way the government will be empowering young Nigerians as the local assembly , installation and the maintenance of these meters are largely handled by our industrious youths .
“ The programme has begun with a target for one – million – meter installation at least by December. The @ cenbank (Central Bank of Nigeria) is supporting local firms and Meter Asset Providers on the financing and I urge our youths to take advantage of this . ”
The minister stated that the Federal Government was creating job opportunities for Nigerian youths in the power sector through key programmes .
He said the five million Solar Home System project , mass metering scheme, among others, were some of the projects.
Mamman, who disclosed this during a stakeholder meeting in Jalingo , Taraba State , addressed youths on the need to foster peace and harmony .