The free distribution of electricity meters to Nigerians will commence today (Friday) with the simultaneous inauguration of the scheme in Kano, Kaduna , Eko and Ikeja electricity distribution companies ’ franchise areas .
A source in the Presidency , who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the matter , disclosed this to journalists on Thursday .
According to him , the free distribution of meters is in fulfilment of the promise of the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), to ensure mass metering in the country and in the process put an end to the menace of estimated billing in the electricity sector .
He said the free distribution would be carried out under the National Mass Metering Programme .
He listed the locations to receive meters to include Bawo Road and environs in Kano metropolis (KEDCO); Governor Road / Tudun Wada in Kaduna (Kaduna Electric ); Oshodi Business Unit in Ikeja (Ikeja Electric ); and Yaba and Surulere (Eko Disco ).
He added that key stakeholders to monitor the inauguration of the distribution include Kaduna , Kano and Lagos state government representatives , the chairmen of Senate and House committees on Power , as well as representatives of the organised labour and Civil Society Organisations .