Buhari set to give 1 Million Nigerians PHCN meters for free

Buhari set to give 1 Million Nigerians PHCN meters for free-verasgist.com

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced that 1 million Nigerians would receive free PHCN meters.

This development is coming few days after the Federal Government earlier announced the flagged off the distribution of six million free pre-paid electricity metres to Nigerians.

Taking to his official twitter account to issue a statement on the development, Muhammadu Buhari  revealed that the distribution of the meters are already ongoing in some parts of the country.

The statement read;

Under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, we are making funding immediately available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers. Deployment has already started in parts of Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja.

 

Future phases of this Metering Initiative will help us fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide, and will impact an estimated 30 million consumers. All meters under this program will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country stock, to create jobs.

 

We are committed to ending estimated billing in all forms in Nigeria, and ensuring that Nigerians pay only for the electricity they consume.

 

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