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EEDC tells customers to get prepaid metres within 10 days as it begins sales

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said that prepaid metres are now officially for sale by the company.

The company’s head of communication, Emeka Ezeh, made the disclosure in a statement, in which he described it as Meter Asset Provider (MAP) programme. Ezeh called on the company’s customers to take advantage of the initiative and get pre-paid meters within 10 days.

Reports gathered shows that for a single phase prepaid metre, customers will pay N36,991:50, while three-phase prepaid metre costs N67,055:85k. This is exclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) charge.

According to Ezeh, the company has been working closely with its MAP provider, Mojec International Limited, to ensure that “the experience is smooth and easy for its customers’’.

He said: “For customers to get started, they are expected to visit the EEDC District Office in charge of their area from June 15, to pick up the meter application form.

“The forms, which are serialized, will be issued to customers free of charge and should not be photocopied, as the photocopied version will not be treated.

“Once the customer completes the form and returns same to the customer service representative, the pre-survey process will be initiated, after which the customer will be issued a Demand Note with which to pay for the meter at the designated bank.

“Once payment is made, the company’s MAP provider is under obligation to meter the customer within 10 days of payment. “Customers are therefore advised to only make payment into a dedicated bank account that will be provided to them, and not to any individual or group.

“It is important to reiterate that the meter application form is issued at no cost and customers should make payment to designated bank account that will be provided to them through the Demand Note, and they should not pay to any staff of the MAP or EEDC.”

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that the ex-minister of power, works, and housing, Babatunde Fashola, said that the federal government was doing its utmost to bring about a new generation of businessmen in Nigeria’s electricity sector.

Speaking on Sunday, January 20, in the Alaka area of Lagos, Fashola revealed that the businesses would be mainly in the metering segment of the sector, which he noted was presently going through tough times.

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