The First citizen of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said his decision to mete stiff efforts to any of the Discos or their agents selling prepaid meters to their customers against the order that they should be distributed free.
This is in progress of the order that a total of six million meters, manufactured locally should be distributed to electricity consumers to stop the unnecessary estimated billing.
Ahmed Rufai Zakar, who is the President special adviser on Infrastructure, represented Buhari at the FGN / NLC -TUC ad-hoc committee on electricity tariff stakeholders engagement in Ibadan, Oyo State on Wednesday, disclosed that the president understood Nigerians conditions on the challenges surrounding electricity and was determined to deal with bad elements .
He said , “We have made it very clear through the regulators direct order as well as intervention from the Ministry of Power that the meters are to be provided to Nigerians at no cost .
“Even for meters that were paid for , there is the directive from the regulator to the discos that they would need to find a way to reimburse those citizens over time .
“In cases where we find any disco or disco representative selling the meters or exploiting Nigerians to be able to get meters by paying , we would take the full measures of the law .
“The President has mandated that these meters must be free . We have also said that they must come from local manufacturers .
“This would create jobs and revive our industry .”

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