KANO – The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has concluded all the necessary arrangements to import 100, 000 pre-paid meters for distribution to customers in 2015.
The Managing Director of the company, Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, made this known at Customers’ Interactive Session on Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) in Kano.
The forum was organised by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)
to sensitise electricity customers on the CAPMI.
He said the measure was necessary in order to reduce incessant complaints by customers on crazy billing as well as to ensure effective service delivery.
“Even though, they may not be enough, but we can start with this number since we will continue to bring them in batches,’’ he said.
Gwamna said the company had also planned to invest in solar power but the issue of land was the major challenge facing the company.
“We are already having a discussion with some potential investors with a view to actualising the project before the end of 2015,’’ he said.
Earlier, the Commissioner, Marketing and Regulation of NERC, Mr Eyo Ekpo, said the new CAPMI was designed for willing customers because they were not supposed to pay extra charges for meters.