Don’t Remunerate For Installation Of Meters, JEDC Tells Clients

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Don’t Remunerate For Installation Of Meters
Don’t Remunerate For Installation Of Meters, JEDC Tells Clients

Don’t Remunerate For Installation Of Meters, JEDC Tells Clients—-The Management of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), has cautioned  its clients against making payments for installation of prepaid meters.

It said customers within its network coverage in Bauchi, Gombe, Benue and Plateau should not  make any form of payment for the installation as  it  was absolutely free of charges.

Mr Nasir Faskari, the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) desk officer,  JEDC franchise area, stated this  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos.

Faskari urged customers to report any of its personnel who asked for fees for  installation of the prepaid meter.

He further said the process of acquiring a meter with the company, entailed the opening of an account to register the client’s details.

“The procedure for acquiring meters  doesn’t exceed 24 hours and  it’s also  free of charges.”

According to him, the client is meant to have the form filled, stamped by a licensed electrical contractor who wired the house to certify that the wiring of the house or structure is up to standard.

He pointed out that after the acquisition of the account with the company, the client is to subscribe to  the Meter Asset Provider (MAP), a programme initiated by the Federal Government for customers that wanted to acquire meters.

The officer said that a customer obtaining a single- phased meter would  pay N 88,000 only, while a customer acquiring a three -phased  meter was expected to pay  N154,000 only.

According to him, the company in a bid to be more proactive, ensures that the customer gets the prepaid meter within three days after making payment as they are readily available..

He explained that the government had mandated the company to pay the customers for the meter, however,  the company doesn’t give the clients the cash.

“We give the cash to customers  in form of free energy tokens  once every month,  the customer vends until the N88,000 or N 154,000 is exhausted.”

Faskari, stated that in the eventuality the meters and vending monitors  purchased under the MAP scheme got  spoilt from no fault of the customer, and falls within the warranty period, the customer would have the meter or monitor replaced immediately at no cost.

The officer, disclosed that the meters had a warranty of 10 to 12 years.

NAN recalls that the MAP scheme commenced in April 2023 in  Plateau.

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